Cheers To 80 Years Of The Food, Drug, And Cosmetic Act

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.

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The creation of the FD&C Act stems from a sober event in American History. In 1937, a Tennessee drug company marketed elixir sulfanilamide for use in children as a new sulfa drug. The diethylene glycol, or DEG,...

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