Food and Drug Administration
n.
A federal agency that regulates the safety of food, drugs, cosmetics, and other household products as part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
abbrv.
FDA

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Food and Drug Administration
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
USA
An agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under authority of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 and other federal laws, the FDA is responsible for:
• Regulating and protecting the safety of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics and products that give off radiation.
• Regulating tobacco products.
• Evaluating the effect of certain product innovations on the public health.
• Providing the public with information necessary for the safe and effective use of medicines and foods.

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Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) A federal agency which sets safety and quality standards for food, drugs, cosmetics, and household substances.

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