U.S. FDA: Food and Drug Administration Transparency Task Force

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Ian C. Langtree - Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2010/02/04 - Updated: 2024/03/02
Publication Type: Informative
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Outlines the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the FDA Transparency Task Force blog. The FDA is the government agency responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products in the United States of America. The Transparency Task Force is actively seeking input from the public about issues related to transparency and will work to identify what information the public most wants FDA to be transparent about.

Introduction

The FDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of six product centers, one research center, and two offices. The FDA is the government agency responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products in the United States of America.

Main Digest

The FDA is responsible for protecting American public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

The U.S. FDA Regulates:

The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.

Reporting Problems With FDA Regulated Products

There are several ways you can report problems to FDA:

FDA Transparency Task Force

On June 2nd, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the formation of a task force to develop recommendations for enhancing the transparency of the FDA’s operations and decision-making process. The task force, chaired by Principal Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., sought to:

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