There are many different types of pharmaceutical products on the market. How do we know that they are safe for consumption? Most of us do not think twice when the physician prescribes a drug for use for any condition. Drugs can range from prescriptions given by a spine surgeon to a simple over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. The FDA is responsible for ensuring the American public that the drugs available to consumers are safe whether they are prescribed or not.
The FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, is an agency inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It makes up the office of the Commissioner and the four directorates oversee the core functions of the agency. From medical products and tobacco, to food and veterinary medicine, it helps to regulate operations for many industries in America.
Federal Drug Administration
The Federal Drug Administration is responsible for many things. First is being the regulator of tobacco. Beyond that, the FDA aids the protection of public health by making compliance regulations for the medical field, food service industry, and many more important parts of everyday life for American citizens.