TH e FDA is the Food an d Drug administration. It is the oldest consumer protection agency.
The first major legislation which was lead by Harvey Wiley. He researched the effects of chemical preservative used in food and drugs
The Wiley Act resigned from the FDA who decided to focus on drug regulation
The Supreme court decided that that the law of enforcing the regulation of drugs did not apply to false therapeutic claims. The supreme court ruling undermined the Wiley Act.
The FDA's name was changed to the Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration in 1927
The name of the FDA was shortened to the Food and Drug Administration which is its name sake currently
The FDA was able to change its scope to focus on quality and standards for food and drugs, prohibition of false therapeutic claims form drugs and coverage for cosmetics and medical devices
An act that made is a requirement for companies to prove their products we FDA tested before putting them on the market
Clarified what was a prescription drug versus what was an over the counter drug
The Act was enacted to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medications of the U.S market
It monitored the use and abuse of amphetamines, barbiturates and other potentially addictive agents but this act was eventually delegated to the DEA
Allowed the FDA to approve and regulate medical devices and to recall ineffective or dangerous medical devices
The department of health was newly created
This act targeted rare diseases. It expanded research and availability of new treatments for AIDS, cancer, and genetic diseases