Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )


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About Food and Drug Administration

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.

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10/19/2018 - 09:50 Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDAs new steps to help produce farmers, processors more effectively comply with food safety requirements
10/18/2018 - 08:53 Trump Administration Launches Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative
10/15/2018 - 21:21 FDA and DHS increase coordination of responses to medical device cybersecurity threats under new partnership; a part of the two agencies broader effort to protect patient safety
10/11/2018 - 21:47 FDA advances investigation into whether more than 40 e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed and outside agency's compliance policy
10/11/2018 - 12:40 FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility
10/05/2018 - 16:35 FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include individuals 27 through 45 years old
10/05/2018 - 15:59 FDA allows marketing of first self-fitting hearing aid controlled by the user
10/05/2018 - 12:57 La FDA aprueba el uso ampliado de Gardasil 9 para incluir a personas de 27 a 45 anos de edad
09/27/2018 - 22:33 FDA authorizes first next generation sequencing-based test to detect very low levels of remaining cancer cells in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or multiple myeloma
09/27/2018 - 22:29 FDA approves a new antibacterial drug to treat a serious lung disease using a novel pathway to spur innovation
09/27/2018 - 21:42 FDA approves first treatment for advanced form of the second most common skin cancer
09/23/2018 - 22:18 FDA awards 12 grants to fund new clinical trials to advance the development of medical products for the treatment of rare diseases
09/18/2018 - 14:26 FDA takes important steps to encourage appropriate and rational prescribing of opioids through final approval of new safety measures governing the use of immediate-release opioid analgesic medications
09/18/2018 - 12:02 FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of agencys Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, amid evidence of sharply rising use among kids
09/14/2018 - 02:26 FDA approves device for treatment of acute coronary artery perforations
09/13/2018 - 04:08 FDA approves new kind of treatment for hairy cell leukemia
09/13/2018 - 02:56 FDA provides update on its ongoing investigation into valsartan products; and reports on the finding of an additional impurity identified in one firms already recalled products
09/12/2018 - 15:46 FDA takes new steps to address epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, including a historic action against more than 1,300 retailers and 5 major manufacturers for their roles perpetuating youth access