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FDA 101: An Overview of FDA's Regulatory Review and Research Activities

FDA 101 offers a broad overview of FDA’s regulatory review and research activities as well as its product quality and safety responsibilities.

FDA gives the course annually in the spring to our staff, who learn about the scientific and regulatory knowledge needed to support FDA's public health and regulatory mission.

All speakers are FDA subject matter experts in their respective fields.

The course covers FDA's:

  1. Organizational components
  2. Regulatory framework
  3. Medical product and tobacco responsibilities
  4. Food and veterinary medicine responsibilities
  5. Domestic and international product quality and safety efforts
  6. Regulatory research

1. FDA’s organizational components

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2. FDA's regulatory framework

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3. FDA's medical product and tobacco responsibilities

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4. FDA's food and veterinary medicines responsibilities

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5. FDA's domestic and international product quality and safety efforts

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6. FDA regulatory research

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