pharmacy

Events

The FDA was established

1862

TH e FDA is the Food an d Drug administration. It is the oldest consumer protection agency.

Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

1906

The first major legislation which was lead by Harvey Wiley. He researched the effects of chemical preservative used in food and drugs

Goodbye Wiley Act

1912

The Wiley Act resigned from the FDA who decided to focus on drug regulation

Major Setback

1912

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 FDIA

1927

The FDA's name was changed to the Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration in 1927

The FDA name was finalized

1930

The name of the FDA was shortened to the Food and Drug Administration which is its name sake currently

Franklin D. Rosevelt's New Administration

1933

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

New Legislation: THe Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

1938

An act that made is a requirement for companies to prove their products we FDA tested before putting them on the market

Durham-Humphry Amendment

1951

Clarified what was a prescription drug versus what was an over the counter drug

New Home: The deparment of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)

1953

THe Kefauver-Harris Drug amendments of 1962

1962

The Act was enacted to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medications of the U.S market

Drug abuse Control Act Amendments of 1965

1965

It monitored the use and abuse of amphetamines, barbiturates and other potentially addictive agents but this act was eventually delegated to the DEA

New Home: U.S Public Health Sevice (with in HEW)

1968

Medical Device Amendments

1976

Allowed the FDA to approve and regulate medical devices and to recall ineffective or dangerous medical devices

Final Home: U.S Department of Health and Human Sevices

1980

The department of health was newly created

The Orphan Drug Act

1983

This act targeted rare diseases. It expanded research and availability of new treatments for AIDS, cancer, and genetic diseases