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Rationale and Analysis for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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Rationale and Analysis for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Introduction
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a United States federal agency responsible for
regulating clinical products investigation under its jurisdictions. The FDA forms one of oldest
comprehensive consumer protection agencies as it has been in existence since 1848 has a federal
agency to monitor agricultural products safety by using chemical analysis (1). However, its
modern regulatory mandate became effective after the establishment of the Pure Food and Drugs
Act in 1906 (2). Since then, FDA has evolved in its political, legal, social, and economic forms
in the United States. Different acts have been developed under its mandate. For instance, The
Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914, the Public Health Service Act of 1944, the Fair Packaging and
Labeling Act of 1966, The Animal Drug User Fee Act of 2003, and the Drug Quality and
Security Act of 2013 (3). The FDA mission is to protect public health by establishing human and
veterinary drugs' efficiency, safety, and security. Its objective is to ensure that food supply,
radiation-emitting products, and cosmetics meet the required safety for the public.
Agency Functions
FDA has a wide scope of regulatory functions that it has been mandated to carry on by
the United States federal government. First, FDA is responsible for regulating food products
such as infancy formula, bottled water, dietary supplements, and food additives for public health
safety (4). The agency monitors the production, distribution, and sale of both non-prescribed and
prescribed drugs in the United States (1). It also regulates biologics like human vaccines,
allergies, tissue and tissue products, and blood products (4). FDA has the mandate to regulate the
production, distribution, and marketing of all tobacco products to reduce minor usage and its

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Rationale and Analysis for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Title of Assignment Student Name Class Name and Number Professor Name Month Date Year 1 Rationale and Analysis for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Introduction Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a United States federal agency responsible for regulating clinical products investigation under its jurisdictions. The FDA forms one of oldest comprehensive consumer protection agencies as it has been in existence since 1848 has a federal agency to monitor agricultural products safety by using chemical analysis (1). However, its modern regulatory mandate became effective after the establishment of the Pure Food and Drugs Act in 1906 (2). Since then, FDA has evolved in its political, legal, social, and economic forms in the United States. Different acts have been developed under its mandate. For instance, The Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914, the Public Health Service Act of 1944, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966, The Animal Drug User Fee Act of 2003, and the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (3). The FDA mission is to protect public health by establishing human and veterinary drugs' efficiency, safety, and security. Its objective is to ensure that food supply, radiation-emitting products, and cosmetics meet the required safety for the public. Agency Functions FDA has a wide scope of regulatory functions that it has been mandated to carry on by the United States federal government. First, FDA is responsi ...
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