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Fda (Overview)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia.


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Is fda a legal body?

Is fda a legal body?

No: The only legal body according to the constitution is the judicial branch. The legislative branch (congress) makes the laws, including the regulations that agencies such as the fda write. The fda is an agency that is related to the department of health & human services, part of the executive branch (the head of which is the president). ...Read more

Fda (Overview)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia.


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What does the fda do actually?

What does the fda do actually?

Protect your health: The website of the us food and drug administration has a headline that states their purpose is to "protect and promote your health". They do this by approving the sale of new drugs/biologics/devices that have an impact on health, regulating and monitoring the food supply, and issuing recalls and alerts on unsafe products. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fda?

FDA: Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia. ...Read more

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How come so many drugs fail to be approved by fda?

How come so many drugs fail to be approved by fda?

Many disappoint: A series of different level studies must show the medicine is safe, that there's a reasonable chance it will be helpful, and only then can a controlled study be done to demonstrate clear benefit. Many new touted "breakthrough" drugs prove terribly disappointing. This is the reality -- there's no magic way to find miracle cures, but I've never believed in dark conspiracies either. ...Read more

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Have artificial discs been approved by the fda yet?

Have artificial discs been approved by the fda yet?

Yes: Several have been approved by the fda including but limited to charitÉ™ artificial disc, prodisc®-l total disc replacement, and prestige® cervical disc. If you feel you are a candidate for a disc replacement, you should talk to your pcp and to a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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If a drug is safe, why does fda take it off the market later?

New Information: New information on the long term effects, drug-drug or drug-food interactions, or other serious adverse events may lead to the recall of a previously approved medication. ...Read more

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Does the fda require drug companies to publish all their research?

No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if something is fda class 2 approved?

For what?: Are you talking about a medical device? If not, ask again and clarify. If so, here's the page with the info: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194438.htm ...Read more

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How are food additives tested by the fda to prove they are safe to use?

How are food additives tested by the fda to prove they are safe to use?

Good question: The fda cannot absolutely "prove" any additive is safe to use. However, the fda is charged with determining whether there is "reasonable certainty" of no harm to consumers when additives are used as the company proposes. They use the best available science to examine this. Even if generally safe, a given additive may still cause individuals trouble. For more info: http://tinyurl. Com/mxkau9p. ...Read more

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What is the new drug the fda approved for weight? Does it control hunger?

What is the new drug the fda approved for weight? Does it control hunger?

Belviq (lorcaserin) or Alli: Diet and exercise still best way to control weight. Effects reported are minimal to moderate at best for control of appetite and weight loss in obese patients. Not for small amounts of weight loss due to side effects (headache, nausea, dizziness, thought process interference, etc). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about procedure even if fda rejected it. Can I take that?

Procedure: One does not usually take a procedure. It usually is done on you. Need more details. ...Read more

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How come the fda makes it harder to get new drugs in us than in other countries?

Consumer protection: Fda sets standards and disclosure requirements to protect us consumers. It does slow the approval process, and is often not very efficient. That said, the process and reporting requirements do offer a bit of assurance that it is safe and effective (not just the manufacturer's claims and advertising. ...Read more

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I have hard of i-brite and wnated to know if it is FDA approved and if it works>?

If you want: Your teeth brightened do it safely at your dentist so the enamel is preserved. Doing it at home is more expensive at home due to risk of enamels damage and further work needed to your teeth Why risk it talk to your dentist ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, I would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Is somnapure fda approved?

Somnapure: Somnapure is a nutritional supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Is guggul regulated by the fda?

No: Listed as a food supplement, many herbal products are not regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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