FDA. Definition

Medical Definition: FDA

English acronym for Food and Drug Administration (Food and Drug Agency), Federal Agency of Government of the United States whose mission is to protect public health by ensuring that food, cosmetics and nutritional supplements are safe for use and that the information contained on the label is truthful. The FDA also ensures that medicines, medical devices and equipment are safe and effective, and that blood for transfusions and transplant tissue are safe. Also called Food and Drug Administration. Influences decisively in the world in drug policy.

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