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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

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FDA Organization

FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

The FDA's organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.

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Office of the Commissioner

Leadership of the agency's scientific activities, communication, legislative liaison, policy and planning, women's and minority health initiatives, agency operations, and toxicological research.

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Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Leads a functionally unified FDA Foods Program that addresses food and feed safety, nutrition, and other critical areas to achieve public health goals.

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Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

Provides leadership for FDA's domestic and international product quality and safety efforts.

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Office of Medical Products and Tobacco

Provides advice and counsel to the Commissioner on all medical product and tobacco-related programs and issues.

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Office of Operations

Provides agency-wide services including information technology, financial management, procurement, library services, freedom of information, FDA history, and facilities.

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