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FDA Memoranda of Understanding

Overview

 

A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a formal agreement between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and federal, state, or local government agencies; academic institutions; and other entities.  The MOU constitutes an understanding between the parties but is a non-binding agreement.  It is FDA's policy to enter into MOUs with other entities whenever there is a need to define lines of authority or responsibility, or to clarify cooperative procedures.  The intent of the MOU is to improve consumer protection through more effective use of collective resources and to eliminate duplication of activities.

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International MOUs

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