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About the Food and Drug Administration

Protecting and Promoting Your Health

Commissioner's Corner
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Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.,
Commissioner of Food and Drugs

Andy’s Take

Through this communications column on the FDA Web site, Commissioner for Food and Drugs Andrew von Eschenbach will discuss weekly FDA issues of interest to the American consumer and occasionally preview upcoming FDA issues and events. Archive of Andy's Take

Commissioner's Fellowship Program


Congressional Testimony

Articles and Interviews



What We Do

How FDA Protects the Public Health

  • MedWatch -- FDA provides safety information on drugs and other FDA-regulated products, and allows for adverse event reporting.
  • Recalls -- FDA posts significant product actions of the last 60 days.
  • Inspections - FDA inspects processing plants and other agency-regulated facilities.
  • Advisory Committees - FDA convenes public meetings with outside experts for advice on making key public health decisions.
  • Much more ... Take an online tour of FDA
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