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What is The Role of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

The United States Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protection of the public health by ensuring the security, efficiency, and safety of veterinary and human drugs, medical tools, and biological products in the United States.

This ensures the safety of the nation’s cosmetics, food supply and products that emit radiation.

Furthermore, FDA has responsibility for regulating the production and distribution of tobacco products to ensure that the people’s health is protected thus reducing tobacco use by minors. FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by assisting in discoveries of innovations that make medical products safer, effective and affordable.

They ensure the public gets accurate and science-based information to use foods and medical products to improve and maintain their health.

Conclusively, FDA plays a vital role in the Nation’s counter-terrorism capability. This responsibility is entirely fulfilled by ensuring the security of the food supply and by nurturing the development of medical products and responding to naturally emerging and deliberate heath threats.