Strategic Priorities 2011-2015: Responding to the Public Health Challenges of the 21st Century   [open pdf - 1MB]

This plan presents the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) priorities from 2011 through 2015. "FDA's primary responsibility is to protect the American people from unsafe or mislabeled food, drugs, and other medical products and to make sure consumers have access to accurate, science-based information about the products they need and rely on every day. The agency also guides and oversees the development and availability of effective new medical products and new food products that harness the latest advances in science and technology to improve the health and well-being of American consumers. [...] The purpose of this document is to outline FDA's strategic intentions and plans for the next five years (2011 - 2015). This document is intended to communicate the Commissioner's key priorities, including cross-cutting strategic priorities, program-specific strategic goals, and long-term objectives. These goals and objectives provide the vehicle for focusing agency efforts to achieve FDA's public health mission and to fulfill our role in supporting the larger mission and strategic goals of [the Department of Health and Human Services]." In supporting the aforementioned mission, the FDA's long-term objective is to "increase the nation's preparedness to address threats as a result of bioterrorism, pandemic and emerging infectious diseases."

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Listed on May 4, 2011 [Critical Releases]