FDA


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

FDA

abbr Food and Drug Administration. V. administration.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
The FDA is largely focusing its attentions elsewhere.
FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford claimed there are unresolved safety questions about the pill's use by teenage girls.
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.
a dozen patients tell a different FDA advisory committee about the excruciating pain, stiffness and helplessness they had suffered until they started taking the Cox-2 pain relievers Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra.
Weeks after the baseball player's death, the FDA proposed a set of mandatory "good manufacturing practices" (GMPs) for dietary supplements to ensure more reliable quality.
On one side, they've been pushed to defang the FDA: In 1994, after complaining about the spiraling costs involved in getting a drug approved by the agency, pharmaceutical companies convinced Congress to pass legislation forcing the FDA to approve drugs more quickly.
Note: Links to non-Federal government organizations found on this site are provided solely as a service to consumers and do not represent an FDA endorsement of these organizations or their products.
In January, the FDA Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee held a meeting on salvage therapy trial design.
Citing the public health issues related to tobacco products and noting that tobacco is a dangerous product when used as directed, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, writing for the majority, stated, "By no means do we (the Court) question the seriousness of the problem that the FDA had sought to address.