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Laws Enforced by FDA

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other congressional milestones are presented in this section.


FDA participates in the development of standards and uses standards to fulfill its regulatory responsibilities.

Freedom of Information

Electronic reading rooms contain publicly releasable agency records and other information routinely made available.

Dockets Management

Dockets management serves as the official repository for the administrative proceedings and rule-making documents for FDA.

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