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SAINMHÍNIÚ agency established by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act<SUP>*</SUP> within the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation<HR><SUP>*</SUP> Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [ IATE:144116 ] TAGAIRT COM-EN, based on:<LI>U.S. Food and Drug Administration > About FDA > What We Do, http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/default.htm [11.1.2014]<LI>U.S. Food and Drug Administration > About FDA > FDA Organization, http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/default.htm [11.1.2014]<LI>Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Title 21—Food and drugs, § 393. Food and Drug Administration, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2010-title21/pdf/USCODE-2010-title21-chap9-subchapX-sec393.pdf [11.1.2014]
NÓTA FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors.<P>Finally, FDA plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfils this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.<P>The FDA's organisation consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.