How FDA Works
FDA, Food and Drug Administration is the U.S. Department of Health and Welfare, which is equivalent to the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea. It is a subsidiary of the Department of the Health and Human Servies (DHHS) and an independent administrative body such as the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was passed, establishing a food and drug surveillance agency in Silver Spring, Maryland.
In 1938, after the Act on Food / Drugs / Cosmetics was enacted for the purpose of consumer protection, as an independent administrative body, the responsible authority for public health
The official name is U.S. Food and Drug Administration, abbreviated as FDA.
Relevant laws (1) Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act / (2) Administrative Process Act Act / (3) Regulated Drug Act Act / (4) Fair Packaging and Labeling Act / (5) Federal Trade Commission Act, etc.
Responsible for controlling / managing / approving all kinds of items as stipulated in detailed laws and regulations.
FDA reviews and manages standards and related regulations, nutrient standards, efficacy and safety of imported and exported products (1) Food / (2) Medicines / Vaccines / Medical articles / (3) Medical devices / (4) Radioactivity measuring instruments / (5) Cosmetics / (6) Livestock feed
produced, distributed, and sold in the United States.
For example, a therapeutic drug or medical device must meet FDA standards for purity/strength/stability/efficacy before it can be sold.
Of course, pharmaceuticals must also be tested on animals and then approved by the FDA.
The department consists of (1) Drug Administration / (2) Food Administration / (3) Veterinary Medicine Administration / (4) Radiation Safety Administration / (5) Other Bureau.
It is renowned and trusted around the world for making the most rigorous and prudent marketing approval decisions.
If it is found that there are problems with the safety and efficacy of previously approved products, the market can issue a recall/expulsion order.
In addition, it oversees 361 public health activities and related regulations, and provides and regulates a wide range of health-related information to the public, ranging from health status checks and needs, disease prevention methods, and medical technology fields.
We looked at the FDA, which appeared the most in the news, along with the WHO regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for the year.