U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a scientific, regulatory, and public health agency of the U.S. government, responsible for ensuring the safety of foods (except meat and poultry), human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting electronic products. The FDA covers all food products including bottled water, with the exception of meat and poultry, which are regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture. The FDA is responsible for ensuring that the products under their jurisdiction are honestly, accurately, and informatively represented to the public. The FDA also helps speed up innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable and helps the public get the information they need regarding the use of medicines and foods. The FDA ...

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