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US Food & Drug Administration
US Food & Drug Administration

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US Food and Drug Administration, a.k.a. FDA or USFDA, is a Federal agency that is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that was formed on June 30, 1906 with an annual budget of more than $3 B with more than 14,000 employees.

FDA is responsible for protecting public health with supervision of:

Food Safety
Tobacco Products
Dietary Supplements
Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical Drugs
Bio pharmaceuticals
Blood Transfusion
Medical Devices
Electromagnetic Radiation Emitting Devices
Animal Foods & Feed
Veterinary Products

The agency has 223 field offices and 13 laboratories throughout the US, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and have employees in other countries, including, China, India, Costa Rica, Chile, Belgium and the UK.

The calendar year 2006 marked the centennial of regulations which gave rise to wide spread consumer security from the U. S.a law which in most ways proved to be a part of the Progressive Era.  Founded by President Theodore Roosevelt on June 30, 1906, the legislation which spanned adulterated and misbranded food and medication needed traversed a challenging route that lasted 25 decades and several hundred statements.  Regulations emerged because of dedicated work by lots of civic activists, country officials, medical researchers, politicians, journalists, as well as others.  But few functioned too difficult, provided that, so when efficiently because of the Reason Behind customer security since Harvey Wiley, Chief Chemist of the Bureau of Chemistry at the U. S. Department of Agriculture, regarded by many the father of their FDA.

Even the FDA realized this anniversary in many diverse methods, out of workshops, books, and symposia, to musical performances, a bike race, and also distinctive site commemorations.  The records here recognize that this essential landmark in U. S. and also FDA history and research the 1906 law has been a turning point at the foundation of the American user.


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