US Food and Drug Administration

Authored by: Stacy R. Lindborg , Susan S. Ellenberg

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498733953
eBook ISBN: 9781351110273
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781351110273-130001084

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Abstract

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a U.S. government agency under the Department of Health and Human Services that is responsible for ensuring that the food we eat is safe, the cosmetics we use are pure and safe, and medicines and medical products are safe and effective for uses indicated in the product labels. This entry is dedicated to giving an overview of the FDA’s history and role in American life.

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