Harvey Washington Wiley,
head of the Division of Chemistry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
predecessor of the FDA, is pictured here around 1899 with his technical
staff behind him. Dr. Wiley's formal attire perhaps suggested his
activity that day to stump for the latest in a long line of comprehensive
federal food and drug bills.
A chemist is shown using
column chromatographic apparatus in the mid-1950s to separate constituents
in a coal tar color analysis.
- History of the
- A brief history of FDA from its origins to the present.
- Milestones in FDA
- Food and drug law milestones from 1820 to the present.
- The Long
Struggle for the 1906 Law
- Story of the passage of the Food and Drugs Act of 1906.
- Activists in the 1906 Pure Food and
Drug Act Legislative Campaign
- An evolving document listing 1906 activists and their successor
- A Brief History of
- Description of the evolution of the drug regulatory function
at FDA from 1902 to the present, including an Index
and a Timeline.
- Annual NDA Data, 1938 to the Present
- A year-by-year tabulation of the total number of New Drug Applications received and approved, including all New Molecular Entities.
- Regulating Biological
- A commemoration of the Biologics Control Act and the history
of how vaccines, blood, and other biological products were regulated.
- A historical look at the regulation of products for animals.
- The Laws Behind the Labels
- Describes the change from a food and drug law that was primarily
a criminal statute to a law that is now dominantly preventive
through informative regulations and premarket controls.
- Slideshow: The
Rise and Fall of Federal Food Standards in the United States:
The Case of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
- Scrutiny of the ingredients in the peanut butter and jelly sandwich
illustrates the importance of food standards to insure value to
- FDA's 2006 Centennial Celebration