Considered to be the oldest consumer protection agency.
Gave government power to administer and prohibit the interstate transport of unlawful food and drugs.
Supreme Court ruled that regulation of drugs didn't apply to false therapeutic claims; Wiley then resigned.
President Franklin Roosevelt came into office: FDA was able to apply quality and identity standards for food and drugs and prohibit false therapeutic claims for drugs which allowed them to shut down many companies.
Tested a drug without following any guidelines; ended up being toxic and killed over 100 people, mostly children which enraged many.
Due to the harm caused by a Tennessee Drug Company; it required manufacturers to prove to the FDA that a drug was safe for use with directions, mandated standards for food, set tolerances for certain poisonous substances, and authorized factory inspections.
It gave clarification between the difference of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
It ensured safety and effectiveness of medications in the U.S. market.
This was due to an increase of people abusing drugs like barbiturates.
The FDA had control over hazardous toys, flammable fabrics, and potential poisons.
It allowed the FDA to recall ineffective and dangerous devices, especially in the medical field.
It influenced expanded research and availability of new treatments for AIDS, cancer, and genetic diseases.