The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a US federal agency responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors.
The FDA is responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health.NCTR is FDA’s premier toxicology research facility that employs world-renowned scientists to address our nation’s regulatory-science priorities. NCTR Mission is to address FDA’s needs with high-quality research and serve as a global resource for collaboration, training, and innovative scientific solutions. NCTR Vision is to conduct scientific research to provide reliable data for FDA’s decision-making and develop innovative tools and approaches that support FDA’s public health mission.