The Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is a federal agency of the U.S Department of Heal and Human Services

FDA is responsible for the protection and the promotion of public health by assuring and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over the counter pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, bio pharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices, cosmetics, animal foods and feed, and veterinary products.

About the FDA

The FDA's official website:

  • The FDA was established in 1906
  • It was established as a federal agency because of the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act. This law was the result of about 100 bills from abuses in the consumer product marketplace .
  • The FDA primarily governs businesses and service/products because they regulate the service and products that businesses produce or own.

Current Issues the FDA is facing

A current issue the FDA is facing is that they don't regulate strictly enough. According to certain sources, the FDA allows unsafe products to the public and on the market because of many reasons. For example they face pressure from pharmaceutical companies, failing to label and store drugs correctly, and the use of dangerous chemicals, food additives, and food processing techniques.