Regulatory Function Of The FDA

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The FDA began its regulatory function in 1906 when the Federal Food and Drugs Act became law which prevented misbranded or adulterated food and drugs over State lines. A public health crisis where 100 people died lead to Congress passing the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 when the FDA has to deem medications safe. In 1962, Congress amended the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to ensure that FDA deemed medications safe and effective.The FDA is an operating division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is one of eleven operating divisions in HHS. In 1988, the position of FDA Commissioner became a presidential appointee confirmed by the United States Senate. Despite being appointed by the President of the United
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