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NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements


As part of an initiative to strengthen and build an optimal clinical trials enterprise, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice in fall 2016, Policy on Funding Opportunity Announcements for Clinical Trials (NOT-OD-16-147), that outlines NIH-wide changes in the way it will accept clinical trial applications.


Controlling Cholesterol with Statins


So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions.


FDA-Approved Devices That Keep the Heart Beating


Cardiovascular devices (or 'heart' devices) such as pacemakers and defibrillators have extended and improved the lives of millions of people worldwide. Learn how the FDA regulates these devices, when to seek medical attention for potential heart issues, and how to report problems.


How Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts


If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or 'AED' for short, can be life-saving. Learn about the FDA's role and how these devices are used.


Kingsway Trading Inc. Recalls "Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement" because it Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids


Kingsway Trading Inc. recalls Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) dietary supplement.


Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide


California court orders VivaCeuticals/Regeneca Worldwide to stop selling its products for safety reasons.


NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention


In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention, developed to enhance the Center’s clinical research enterprise.


FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products


FDA lab analysis finds belladonna in homeopathic teething products; urges consumers not to use them.


Improving Your Odds for Cervical Health


Cervical cancer is largely preventable and, if detected early, curable. The key to prevention is vaccination, and the key to early detection comes down to two tests.


Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness


A man and woman look at the label of a pill bottle.

This issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest examines common myths about natural products marketed to promote health and wellness and prevent disease (e.g., improving sleep, reducing stress, preventing colds, and preventing heart disease), and provides a summary of evidence of other complementary health approaches.


5 Myths About Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness


The hype about some popular natural products may be just that; there often is little to no evidence to support their claims to promote health and prevent disease.


Is Rinsing Your Sinuses With Neti Pots Safe?


Nasal irrigation devices, such as neti pots, can be effective for allergies, sinus infections and other conditions. But they must be used and cleaned properly and only with specific types of water.


What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids


Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn't matter who is writing the prescription; ask these questions before taking opioids.


FTC Sends Checks to Nearly 350,000 Victims of Herbalife's Multi-Level Marketing Scheme


FTC sends checks to people who lost money running Herbalife businesses.


FTC, New York State Charge the Marketers of Prevagen With Making Deceptive Memory, Cognitive Improvement Claims


The FTC and the New York State Attorney General have charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims.

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