The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promotes and protects the public health by, among other things, assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.


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Califf, FDA top officials call for sweeping review of agency opioids policies 04 February 2016
FDA approves first drug to show survival benefit in liposarcoma 28 January 2016
FDA approves first drug to treat a rare enzyme disorder in pediatric and adult patients 08 December 2015
FDA approves Opdivo to treat advanced form of kidney cancer 24 November 2015
FDA approves new treatment for HIV 06 November 2015
FDA approves Praxbind, the first reversal agent for the anticoagulant Pradaxa 19 October 2015
FDA approves new injectable drug to treat schizophrenia 09 October 2015
FDA approves Keytruda for advanced non-small cell lung cancer 05 October 2015
FDA approves first treatment for sexual desire disorder 19 August 2015
FDA takes action to protect consumers from potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and devices sold online 03 July 2015
FDA approves anti-clotting drug Savaysa 15 January 2015
FDA warns consumers about fraudulent Ebola treatment products 14 August 2014
FDA issues guidance to support the responsible development of nanotechnology products 25 June 2014
FDA launches openFDA to provide easy access to valuable FDA public data 13 June 2014
FDA requires removal of certain restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia 26 November 2013
FDA approves new drug to treat HIV infection 15 August 2013
FDA alerts companies to stop illegal sale of treatments for diabetes 23 July 2013
FDA takes action to protect consumers from dangerous medicines sold by illegal online pharmacies 27 June 2013
FDA obtains waiver from European Commission to facilitate export for U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers 23 June 2013
FDA budget requests $4.7 billion 11 April 2013

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