What is the structure of FDA?

It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.

How many divisions does the FDA have?

The office is now comprised of six cross-functional support offices and eight clinical offices. The six cross-functional support offices oversee 12 divisions and several staff groups.

What are the 12 divisions of the FDA?

CDER Offices and Divisions

  • Office of the Center Director. Patient-Focused Drug Development Program Staff.
  • Office of Communications. Division of Drug Information.
  • Office of Compliance.
  • Office of Executive Programs.
  • Office of Generic Drugs.
  • Office of Management.
  • Office of Medical Policy.
  • Office of New Drugs.

What is the function of the FDA?

FDA Mission The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

When was the FDA organized?

Though FDA can trace its origins back to the creation of the Agricultural Division in the Patent Office in 1848, its origins as a federal consumer protection agency began with the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act.

Who is the head of the FDA?

Janet Woodcock
Food and Drug Administration/Commissioners

What are FDA divisions?

Content current as of:

  • Office of the Commissioner.
  • Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
  • Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
  • Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDER.
  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
  • Center for Tobacco Products.
  • Center for Veterinary Medicine.

How does the FDA regulate?

FDA is responsible for protecting public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food (including animal food), cosmetics, and electronic products that emit radiation. That is determined by Congress in establishing FDA’s authorities.

Who oversees the FDA?

the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
The FDA is led by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commissioner reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Where is the FDA headquarters?

Silver Spring, MD
Food and Drug Administration/Headquarters

How does the FDA make money?

About 54 percent, or $3.3 billion, of FDA’s budget is provided by federal budget authorization. The remaining 46 percent, or $2.8 billion, is paid for by industry user fees.