The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The current Commissioner of Food and Drugs is Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg.
The FDA's mission is to:
Help the public get the accurate, science-based information needed to improve health.
FDA consists of the centers/offices listed below:
Office of the Commissioner (OC) - responsible for implementing FDA's mission
OC Web Site
FDA's Regulatory Information Page
This page contains links to a variety of regulatory topics.
FDA's Organizational Charts
This page explains the organization of the Food and Drug Administration. It contains links to the entities within FDA, and links to their organizational charts.
FDA Basics For Industry
FDA Basics for Industry is aimed at improving communication between FDA and industry by making basic information about the regulatory process more accessible to industry in a user-friendly format.
General Navigation Guide for Manufacturers of FDA-Regulated Products and Start-ups
The general navigation guide below is provided in the event it may be helpful to companies wondering if their planned activities would be subject to regulation by FDA.
Legislation Affecting FDA
This page provides an historical overview of legislation affecting FDA, and provides links to many of the laws.
Quick Answers FDA publishes quick answers to these questions (and more) in their FDA Basics section
Additional information for the FDA regulated industry (including recalls, recent 483 notices, meeting notices, adverse event reports, etc.) can be obtained at the FDA's Information for FDA-Regulated Industry page and the Laws Enforced by the FDA and Related Statutes page