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  1. Regulatory News, Stories, and Features

ORA Feature Stories

To illustrate the unique value of ORA's regulatory investments we have developed a series of feature stories that describe recent advances by our colleagues and their impacts on public health.


Diane Gowned in Cleanroom for Sterility Testing of Bandages Insulin Syringes

Of Bacteria and Bad Actors

FDA scientists, like Diane Biron, must battle both to ensure the safety of America’s medical devices. 


Photo of Winchester Engineering Analytical Center (WEAC)

FDA lead laboratory for medical device and radioanalytical testing

The Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center (WEAC) is the only FDA facility that performs analyses of medical devices, such as CT scanners, pacemakers, and defibrillators. Learn more about the WEAC facility by reviewing the  https://youtu.be/TOCop47Dwew and the WEAC web page

San Juan-based Public Affairs Specialist Janice Lopez Munoz

Public Outreach Remains Powerful Agency Tool

For more than 70 decades, FDA's public health educators work to protect Americans from false and misleading information. 

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball and FDA Commissioner Robert Califf sign

New York State Formalizes Food Safety Efforts with the FDA

The agency signs a domestic mutual reliance partnership agreement with the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. 

Photo of FDA Chemist

All Hands on Safety

The agency’s tireless and, at times, technical battle during the pandemic to protect Americans from unsafe hand sanitizers

Photo showing two FDA staff during a fish inspection

Scrutiny and Safety at Toyosu Market

ORA investigator Derek Dealy shares how his discovery at the famous Japanese market protected public health and, personally, affirmed his choice of career. 











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