History of the FDA

Events

Division of Chemistry

1901

Division of Chemistry changed to the Bureau of Chemistry

Horrible Incident

1902

13 kids and 9 babies died of tainted tetanus diphtheria antitoxins.

Pure Food and Drug Act

1906

Variations from guidelines to be plainly listed, cacn't be misleading, and no substitutes that decompose or are unhealthy.

Supreme Court Setback

1912

Couldn't prove drug companies intended to harm the consumer. Bad for the soon to be FDA

Wiley Act

1912

Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration Established

1927

Name Shortened to FDA

1930

Authority Change

1933

FDA has authority to quality and identity check food and drugs

Sulfonamides Elixir advertised

1937

Kids died, since the drugs were untested. After this, drug testing was present.

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

1938

Standards for foods, tolerances for poisonous substances, mandatory inspections necessary.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

1973

Oversight of toys, fabrics, and potential poisons in consumer products

Orphan Drug Act

1983

Incentive for drug companies to develop treatment for rare treatments.