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FDA: Practices and Regulations   Tags: death, drugs, drugs and supplements, federal agency, health, pharmaceuticals, politics, safety, u.s. history  

FDA has created and implemented guidelines for food, drug, and other health human services to protect the people of the United States of America, but it seems that more people are dying and suffering instead of being healed and healthy.
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Welcome to my libguide, I hope you all enjoy learning about how FDA practices and regulations has effected the lives of consumers of any food and pharmaceuticals in the United States. The purpose of this libguide is to inform the readers about FDA regulations that are helpful and harmful.


Who is FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal 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), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.


FDA Overview

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Agency overview
Formed 1906[1]
Preceding agencies Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration (July 1927 to July 1930)
Bureau of Chemistry, USDA (July 1901 through July 1927)
Division of Chemistry, USDA (established 1862)
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
39°02′07″N 76°58′59″W
Employees 14,824 (2010)[2]
Annual budget $4.36 billion (2012)[3]
Agency executive Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs[4]
Parent agency Department of Health and Human Services
Child agencies Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Center for Tobacco Products
Center for Veterinary Medicine
National Center for Toxicological Research
Office of Criminal Investigations
Office of Regulatory Affairs

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