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FDA

abbr.
Food and Drug Administration

FDA

(in the US) abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Food and Drug Administration: a federal agency responsible for monitoring trading and safety standards in the food and drug industries

FDA

Food and Drug Administration.
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Noun1.FDA - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related productsFDA - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
Department of Health and Human Services, Health and Human Services, HHS - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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FDA

abbr Food and Drug Administration. V. administration.
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After a cosmetic product hits the stores, however, "if the FDA finds that it is not safe for consumers, we can take steps to have the product removed," says Katz.
In 1997, CSPI petitioned the FDA to set rules for egg producers that would prevent contamination of their eggs with Salmonella bacteria.
agreed to withdraw a block they had placed on Crawford's nomination to head the FDA after receiving assurances the agency would act on Plan B by Sept.
Congress responded by passing the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938--legislation that would vest the relatively new FDA with far more power than it previously had.
According to FDA Consumer, "In 1994, FDA headquarters received approximately 200 reports of adverse reactions to cosmetics.
The FDA expanded the committee meeting from one to two days in response to pressure from the Society and people with MS because so many people wanted to voice their opinions about Tysabri.
Perhaps the FDA could be replaced with private mechanisms, probably involving a much more active role for trial lawyers, a solution almost as unacceptable to free marketeers as regulatory agencies but at least a private and decentralized one.
Congressional investigations into whether the FDA is truly living up to its responsibilities would help, but they're unlikely any time soon.
The incident prompted the FDA to scrutinize the industry, and two years later, an FDA task force recommended halting over-the-counter sales of such amino acids as L-tryptophan and other supplements with therapeutic qualities.
and its domestic tobacco company Philip Morris USA today reaffirmed their longstanding support for granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to effectively regulate tobacco products, and urged Congress to take quick action on the FDA legislation sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and John Cornyn (R-TX), and Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Tom Davis (R-VA).
In addition to the guidance on pharmacogenomics data submissions (FDA 2003), the FDA is embarking on a new guidance initiative for the co-development of pharmacogenomics-based drugs and biologic products and the diagnostic tests necessary for therapeutic decision making.
The doctor's shenanigans did him no good: FDA barred him from running clinical drug trials after an audit revealed purported study patients who had never participated in the trial.