GLOSSARY: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is one of the United States federal executive departments, responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products, and cosmetics.