• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail

Summary: Administrative Detention of Drugs Intended for Human or Animal Use

This rule proposes to implement administrative detention authority with respect to drugs intended for human or animal use as authorized by amendments made to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA).  This authority is intended to protect the public by preventing distribution or subsequent use of drugs encountered during inspections that are believed to be adulterated or misbranded, until FDA has had time to consider what action it should take concerning the drugs, and to initiate legal action, if appropriate.

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Administrative Detention of Drugs Intended for Human or Animal Use (PDF - 75KB)

Federal Register: 78 FR 42381-42386, July 15, 2013

Docket: FDA-2013-N-0365