U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Overview
Date Founded

1906

Headquarters

10903 New Hampshire Avenue,Silver Spring, MD 20993

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Industries

Government
Personal Products
Hospitals & Patient Services
Consumer Services
Medical Support Services

Company Description

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is 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), and veterinary products. The FDA also enforces other laws, notably Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and associated regulations, many of which are not directly related to food or drugs. These include sanitation requirements on interstate travel and control of disease on products ranging from certain household pets to sperm donation for assisted reproduction. The FDA is led by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commissioner reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 21st and current Commissioner is Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg. She has served as Commissioner since May 2009. The FDA has its headquarters in unincorporated White Oak, Maryland. The agency also has 223 field offices and 13 laboratories located throughout the 50 states, the United States Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. In 2008, the FDA started opening offices in foreign countries, including China, India, Costa Rica, Chile, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. In June 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Food and Drug Act, also known as the "Wiley Act" after its chief advocate Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley who riveted the country's and eventually congress's attention with public hygiene demonstrations. This act was the basis for the modern USFDA, being originally given the name of the Food, Drug, and Insecticide organization. The name eventually was shortened to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a few years later.

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with decision makers at U.S. Food and Drug Administration? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information.
Executives & Employees

Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel

Chief Counsel

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Sales Officer

Account Executive

Branch Chief

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at Old Second Bancorp, Inc.

Paths to U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Advisors & Consultants
Consultant

Dean, Milken Inst. Public Health at The George Washington University

Advisor

Chair, Medicine at NYU Langone Health

Advisor

Atkinson Graduate School of Management Dean at Willamette University