Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration

noun U.S. Government.
a division of the Department of Health and human services that protects the public against impure and unsafe foods, drugs, and cosmetics. Abbreviation: FDA
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

An agency of the United States federal government that approves or disapproves new drugs and substances that can be consumed.

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