Below are frequently asked questions and the associated answers sorted by topic area.
What information and types of notifications are provided to sponsors during the new animal drug application review process?
What is the role of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in FDA and what does CVM regulate?
Marketing Products Regulated by CVM
What is the process for a new animal drugs application?
You have a developed a dog food or treat and want to manufacture and market it. Are there rules or requirements you should know about?
What is the process for Veterinary Adverse Event Reporting for Manufacturers?
Does the FDA approve cosmetics before they go on the market?
Does the FDA pre-approve cosmetic product labeling?
Are cosmetic companies required to register with the FDA?
Are all "personal care products" regulated as cosmetics?
Do I need to label my products with expiration dates?
How can I tell if my product is a cosmetic, a drug, or both?
Where can I find more FDA resources for the cosmetics industry?
What information is provided to sponsors during the human drug product application review process?
How is a sponsor of a product application that is subject to PDUFA target dates informed about whether the review of its product application is on track to meet the target date for FDA action on the application?
How can I better understand Patents and Exclusivity?
I wish to market an OTC drug product – where do I start?
I own a small pharmaceutical business. Am I eligible for, and if so, how do I apply for a PDUFA waiver?
How do I go about getting a drug approved?
I am a small business owner, where can I find information specific for me?
Import and Export
What must I do to import a human drug product that has been approved by the FDA into the US?
What must I do to export a human drug product from the US?
Where can I find industry guidances applicable to human drug products? How can I easily retrieve newly added guidances?
Drug Registration and Listing
If I am required to register my drug facility and list my drug product, how do I proceed?
What is the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004?
When do the labeling requirements of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) become effective for packaged foods sold in the United States?
What is a “major food allergen?”
Does FALCPA provide any specific direction for declaring the presence of ingredients from the three food groups that are designated as "major food allergens (i.e., tree nuts, fish, and Crustacean shellfish?")
Section 201(qq) of the Act defines the term "major food allergen" to include "tree nuts." In addition to the three examples provided in section 201(qq) (almonds, pecans, and walnuts), what nuts are considered "tree nuts?"
Juice HACCP Regulation
Where can I find more information on conducting a hazard analysis?
How many critical control points (CCPs) should there be in a HACCP plan?
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
View FSMA Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Device Review Process
What information and types of notifications are provided to sponsors during the medical device application review process?
Overview of Medical Device Regulation
How can I find out if my product is regulated by CDRH?
How to Market a Medical Device
What protocol needs to be followed to get a medical device approved?
What are the steps to prepare and submit a Premarket Notification (510(k)) application?
How can I find out how FDA will classify my device?
Does my device need to be labeled? What information should be included in the labeling?
Importing and Exporting Devices
What must I do to import medical devices and radiation-emitting products into the US?
What must I do to export medical devices and radiation-emitting products from the US?