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Food and Drug Administration

 (FDA)
an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services whose principal purpose is to enforce the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The agency insures that foods for sale in the United States are safe, pure, and wholesome; that drugs and therapeutic devices are safe and effective; that cosmetics are harmless; and that all these products are correctly labeled and packaged. The FDA is also responsible for enforcing the federal act that requires informative labels on any household product that is toxic, corrosive, irritant, or inflammable or generates pressure through decomposition or heat.

If a product in interstate commerce is proved to be faulty, the FDA is authorized to bring court action or seize the adulterated or incorrectly labeled merchandise and to prosecute the responsible person or company.

FDA

Abbreviation for Food and Drug Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

FDA

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Food and Drug Administration

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FDA

Food & Drug Administration Public health The agency charged with determining the safety and efficacy of drugs and therapeutic devices before marketing and assuring that certain labeling specifications and advertising standards are met while marketing the product. See Investigational new drug, Phase I, II, III studies.
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