Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )


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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), and veterinary products.

FDA press release, blog etc

03/09/2018 - 06:46 FDA warns duodenoscope manufacturers about failure to comply with required postmarket surveillance studies to assess contamination risk
03/06/2018 - 18:20 FDA approves first tests to screen for tickborne parasite in whole blood and plasma to protect the U.S. blood supply
03/06/2018 - 09:56 FDA expands approval of replacement heart valve, smallest mechanical valve size approved in the world
03/06/2018 - 09:18 FDA approves new HIV treatment for patients who have limited treatment options
03/06/2018 - 06:33 FDA authorizes, with special controls, direct-to-consumer test that reports three mutations in the BRCA breast cancer genes
03/02/2018 - 13:09 FDA warns of fraudulent and unapproved flu products
03/01/2018 - 15:22 FDA alerts health care professionals and patients not to use compounded drugs from Cantrell Drug Company; agency seeks action to stop production and distribution
02/21/2018 - 06:32 FDA oversees destruction and recall of kratom products; and reiterates its concerns on risks associated with this opioid
02/16/2018 - 15:24 FDA expands approval of Imfinzi to reduce the risk of non-small cell lung cancer progressing
02/15/2018 - 15:17 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the efficacy of the 2017-2018 influenza vaccine
02/15/2018 - 08:46 FDA expands treatment window for use of clot retrieval devices in certain stroke patients
02/14/2018 - 10:42 FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults
02/14/2018 - 10:25 FDA approves new treatment for a certain type of prostate cancer using novel clinical trial endpoint
02/13/2018 - 14:44 FDA permits marketing of clinical decision support software for alerting providers of a potential stroke in patients
02/08/2018 - 08:58 FDA and NRC pave way for the first domestic supply of the most commonly used medical isotope in diagnostic imaging
01/30/2018 - 09:09 FDA, USDA announce formal agreement to bolster coordination and collaboration
01/26/2018 - 15:20 FDA approves new treatment for certain digestive tract cancers
01/24/2018 - 14:53 FDA, FTC warn companies for selling illegal, unapproved opioid cessation products using deceptive claims