From the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration: "I present to you the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) annual financial report for fiscal year (FY) 2000. I am pleased to report that FDA has earned its third consecutive 'clean' opinion on its audited financial statements. By comparing the fiscal information from these statements with performance information reported under the Government Performance and Results Act, taxpayers will realize that FDA is a good investment and that the dollars we spend yield valuable results. As a science-based regulatory agency, FDA's mission affects the health and well being of all Americans. FDA is responsible for overseeing a regulated industry that produces over $1 trillion worth of products. Whether at home, or at work or at play, FDA shields us from public health hazards that range from debilitating to the deadly. FDA protects consumers and consumers trust FDA. Surveys show that FDA's good work performance is recognized both by the public and regulated industries, and this performance is accomplished at the low annual cost of about $4 per person."
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