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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

About the Food and Drug Administration

Inside FDA

FDA's top official is Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D, acting commissioner of food and drugs.
Past FDA Commissioners

Short Course: A Tour of FDA
Basic information and quizzes about FDA.

Slide Show: "An Overview of FDA: Protecting Consumers, Protecting Public Health"
Describes FDA's public health mission and how the agency assures the safety and effectiveness of a range of products. HTML Text Version

Brochure: "FDA's Growing Responsibilities for the Year 2001 and Beyond"
Explains FDA's changing role in the regulation of biotechnology, gene therapy, and other burgeoning fields. HTML PDF

Fact Sheets: "Just the Facts"
Single pages about FDA responsibilities and accomplishments.

FDA Locations

FDA's headquarters is located at:
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville MD 20857
1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

FDA Structure

FDA Components

FDA's Mission

Interacting With FDA