Food and Drug Administration

agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a United States government agency that protects and promotes public health, by regulating food safety, tobacco, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, vaccines, and cosmetics. The FDA enforces federal laws along with other agencies, such as the DEA. The agency was made in 1906,[1] and is led by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.[2]

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  1. "FDA 1906". US FDA. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  2. "Commissioner of Food and Drugs". US FDA. Retrieved 2010-09-11.

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