Definition / meaning of FDA

Anagency in the U.S. federal government whose mission is toprotect public health by making sure that food, cosmetics,and nutritional supplements are safe to use and truthfullylabeled. The FDA also makes surethat drugs, medical devices, and equipment are safe andeffective, and that blood for transfusions and transplanttissue are safe. Also called Food and Drug Administration.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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