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Overviews on FDA History

Today, products that FDA oversees account for about 25 percent of every consumer dollar spent. The documents in this section offer broad insights into the history of the agency’s work, cutting across several components of FDA’s responsibility. Included is background and contact information about the FDA History Office itself, which is another resource to be drawn upon in learning more about the development of the agency overall as well as the details of its work in the past.