Cheers To 80 Years Of The Food, Drug, And Cosmetic Act
By Ebunola Aniyikaiye, Lauren Farruggia and Megan RobertsonJune 22, 2018, 1:35 PM EDT
Law360 (June 22, 2018, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Eighty years ago on June 25, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In recognition of this anniversary, we review how the FD&C Act came to be, how it has evolved, and how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is enforcing its authority under the FD&C Act to address the demands of rapidly evolving technology.
I’m Just a Bill
The creation of the FD&C Act stems from a sober event in American History. In 1937, a Tennessee drug company marketed...