Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act

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1938 Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act

As you can here we have a nutrition facts


1) Who was the program intended to help ? People

2) What was this program intended to do ? The safety of people and consumer

3) Does this program fall under the Relief, Recovery, or Reform program of Roosevelt's New Deal ? Explain. This act falls in under the reform category. It required manufacture to list ingredient in foods, drugs and cosmetic

4) How successful do you believe this program was at relieving the economic crisis ? Not really successful I mean I don't think people really did care about what ingredient the food had at that time

5) How does this program add to your understanding of the great depression ? My guess would have to be that since it fell in great depression they had to know what they were consuming.

6) Does this program still exist today ? Well my guess would have to be that yes it does I mean when we buy something we see the nutrition fact that the food has and drugs and alcohol

Franklin D Roosevelt

He established this act
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Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act of 1938 - (Pharmacy Law)

About the video: Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act of 1938

A medicine called ELIXIR SULFANILAMIDE cause the death of many people in the United States of America. This cause panic and this was not the only thing that was causing death in America. However, the government swung into action and establish the Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act in the year of 1938. By this time Franklin D Roosevelt was the president and he gave the FDA the power to control Food, Drugs and Cosmetics.

They were also responsible for :

Bottle water

Homeopathic Preparation

Medical Devices