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

07/13/2018 - 08:03 FDA warns of imposters sending consumers fake warning letters
07/12/2018 - 21:10 FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurity
07/12/2018 - 20:53 FDA approves the first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox
07/12/2018 - 08:21 FDA expands its support for states to advance implementation of produce safety activities
07/10/2018 - 18:16 Federal judge enters consent decree against Minnesota dairy farm for drug residue violations
07/10/2018 - 17:16 FDA takes action to support American military personnel by granting an authorization for freeze-dried plasma product to enable broader access while the agency works toward approval of the product
07/10/2018 - 17:05 FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics on risks of mental health and low blood sugar adverse reactions
06/29/2018 - 15:24 FDA approves novel device for treating breathing difficulty from severe emphysema
06/24/2018 - 20:38 Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of conducting proper research to prove safe and effective medical uses for the active chemicals in marijuana and its components
06/24/2018 - 18:56 FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy
06/22/2018 - 01:10 FDA permits marketing of first catheter-based systems used to create vascular access for hemodialysis patients
06/21/2018 - 02:35 FDA approves automated insulin delivery and monitoring system for use in younger pediatric patients
06/21/2018 - 00:27 FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable glucose sensor and compatible mobile app for adults with diabetes
06/14/2018 - 08:48 FDA approves first generic versions of Suboxone sublingual film, which may increase access to treatment for opioid dependence
06/12/2018 - 19:11 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDAs efforts to foster discovery and development of new tools to fight antimicrobial-resistant infections
06/12/2018 - 18:42 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to advance medical product communications to support drug competition and value-based health care
06/12/2018 - 17:00 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new agency efforts to advance the patient voice in medical product development and FDA regulatory decision-making
06/08/2018 - 04:57 Federal judge enters consent decree against Delta Pharma