Food and Drug Administration

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The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products. As of 2017, 3/4th of the FDA budget is paid by people who consume pharmaceutical products, due to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

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As diagnosisΒ rates of ADHD among children skyrocket, a new medical device for the treatment of ADHD could soon be hitting the market.
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Millions of Americans are using this powdered leaf, saying it alleviates PTSD, addiction and other ills. The federal government may want to ban it.
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The CDC and FDA issued notices Tuesday about Jensen Tuna's frozen tuna and advised consumers to ask restaurants where they got their fish.
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Federal agency says it's acting to protect thousands of women who undergo pelvic surgery each year
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Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the last two companies selling the controversial devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Companies have paid out..
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it has sent letters to Walmart Inc, Kroger Co and 10 other convenience store chains for selling..
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Kratom is not regulated by the FDA and health officials have expressed concerns about its safety
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