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  1. FDA’s Evolving Regulatory Powers

FDA's Origin & Functions

This illustrated overview of the history of the Food and Drug Administration is designed to convey in brief some of the key events, themes, people, and trends that helped shape the modern Food and Drug Administration. Subsequent sections on this web site delve considerably deeper into this history and present many additional sources for reading about all aspects of FDA's evolution.

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