This guide is designed to provide an introduction to researching the area of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, and focuses heavily on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (e.g., regulations, guidance, administrative decisions), the administrative agency primarily tasked with enforcing food, drug, and cosmetic law and regulations. The FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services and consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.
The following sources provide a good introduction to food, drug, and cosmetic law:
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