Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Summary

The FDA offers videos, toolkits, resources to print/share, podcasts, and consumer articles on topics such as COVID-19 testing, donating blood and plasma after recovery from COVID-19, tips for grocery shopping, food access, using hand sanitizer, and whether pets get COVID. They also have information on vaccine development for COVID-19.

Resources

What is the FDA? The Food and Drug Administration a federal agency 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. The FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors. It is  responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health. The FDA also plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability by ensuring the security of the food supply and fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.