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  • abbreviation Food and Drug Administration

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  • initialism US Food and Drug Administration, a United States federal regulatory body.

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  • noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products


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  • So you can increase budgets, authorize all sorts of new powers, but if Congress doesn't find a way to transform the Agency from fDA to FDA these changes will not matter.

    Gary Liberson: Eggs & fDA - Just Another Example of Weak Oversight

  • In a news media briefing Thursday and in statements on its Web site, www., the FDA said it is "advising consumers not to interrupt their drug therapy" if they take a Caraco drug. - RSS

  • Looks like the FDA is also hot on the trail of my headache-based aspirin cult.

    Think Progress » The latest FDA “science”

  • It's a good thing that the FDA is there to protect us.


  • Federal U.S. District J.dge Richard J. Leon sided with electronic cigarette makers as he criticized what he called the FDA's "tenacious drive to maximize its regulatory power," saying he found its interpretation of the law "unreasonable and unacceptable" in his 32 page opinion.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • District J.dge Richard J. Leon recently sided with electronic cigarette makers as he criticized what he called the FDA's stories

  • Many also said they're shocked by what they call the FDA's "lack of concern" and


  • Appearing at the National Press Club Wednesday, Dr. Hamburg said the FDA is seeing antibiotic resistance in virtually all antibiotics.

    FDA Chief Focuses on Antibiotic Resistance

  • J & J has developed a plan for correcting its issues, which the FDA is reviewing, Dr. Sharfstein said.


  • In a letter Tuesday to the inspector general, POGO called the department's earlier investigation "seriously flawed," adding that the FDA is "hiding behind the seemingly favorable outcome" to avoid taking corrective measures.

    U.S. Reviews FDA Scientists' Complaints


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