What Does FDA Regulate Fact Sheet? A Guide for Health Professionals
FDA is responsible for protecting public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. FDA also has the responsibility in maintaining the safety of our nation’s food supply (human and animal), cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The scope of FDA’s regulatory authority is very broad. FDA’s responsibilities are closely related to those of several other government agencies. It is often frustrating and confusing to determine the appropriate regulatory agency to contact.
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