ABSTRACT

Food and Drug Administration's Strategic Action Plan: Protecting and Advancing America's Health: Responding to New Challenges and Opportunities   [open pdf - 321KB]

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. This Strategic Action Plan outlines the following goals: Use science-based efficient risk management in all Agency regulatory activities, so that the Agency's limited resources can provide the most health promotion and protection at the least cost for the public; Enable consumers to make smarter decisions by getting them better information to weigh the benefits and risks of FDA-regulated products; Seek continuous improvements in patient and consumer safety by reducing risks associated with FDA-regulated products; Strengthen FDA's capability to identify, prepare for, and respond to terrorist threats and incidents; Ensure a world-class professional workforce, effective and efficient operations, and adequate resources to accomplish the agency's mission.

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2003-08
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