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The Web site of the US Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of six product centers, one research center, and two offices.  FDA is responsible for ... Full Bio
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The Web site of the US Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of six product centers, one research center, and two offices.

 FDA is responsible for

  • protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off radiation
  • regulating tobacco products
  • advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations
  • helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health

FDA’s responsibilities extend to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other U.S. territories and possessions.