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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies upon testing before clearing certain pharmaceuticals or medical devices for consumption or use. Some of the reasons that this is an important step in the approval process include side effects, new medical applications, and tests to be done on a larger scale than can be done by an individual company.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies on testing before clearing certain pharmaceuticals or medical devices for consumption or use. This process involves both clinical trial testing of the products in question as well as reasonable assurance that the products are safe for consumption, typically through short-term testing of the types of chemicals and pathogens commonly found in the human body.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the safety of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The FDA has several stages it uses to clear a drug or medical device for consumption or use. The first stage is examining the drug or device. If there are no problems found at this stage, then studies on animals can begin. At this time, the effects of the drug or device on the beast can be measured. If no negative side effects are identified, the study moves forward to human testing. During human testing, several humans are given a small dose of the drug or device and its effects on them is measured by health professionals (Peterson).
The FDA prohibits the use of medical devices or pharmaceuticals in people without prior testing. This is because “a company’s decision to sell a drug or device depends upon the FDA’s approval”. Members of this team have cleared certain drugs for patient use. It is true that some life-threatening drugs are sometimes approved by the FDA, but these drugs are used with minor side effects and have been cleared through several tests.
The Food and Drug Administration of the United States must ensure that any medical device or pharmaceutical product is safe for public consumption before it is released to the general public. Essentially, before any product is cleared for distribution, it must first undergo a battery of tests to verify the safety of its use. Using animal subjects in an effort to recreate the same ailments humans are subject to leaves no room for error and creates a more reliable testing product.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring that the drugs, biologics and medical devices available in America are safe and effective. Like the Federal Aviation Administration, it ensures that U.S. food, drugs and cosmetics are safe; that Americans get accurate information about their effectiveness from the company that makes them; and that those who sell or use them have the education to do so safely. In pharmaceuticals and medical devices, FDA requires developers to test their products for safety and effectiveness before they can be sold in the United States. The purpose is to help ensure these technologies are safe and effective when used as directed by physicians or patients.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States plays an important role by managing and regulating all drugs, medical devices, food and cosmetics. The FDA clears these products for public use before they are available to be used in the market.