FDA Initiatives

Meet some of the people who lead critical initiatives at the FDA.

How do we fight pandemics and help in the development of vaccines?
What role does FDA play in ensuring the safety dietary supplements,
protecting our beloved animals, monitoring new drugs, and helping
individuals get the best medical care? Find out more about all the
things FDA does directly from the people who do it.

What does FDA do?

FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the
safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs,
vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, our nationʼs
food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off
radiation; regulating tobacco products; advancing the public health by
helping to speed product innovations; and helping the public get the
accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and
foods to improve their health.

FDA Basics Videos:

Video - Norman Baylor on H1N1, vaccines, and protecting human life.
What Role does the FDA Play in Preventing Disease and Developing Vaccines? Norman Baylor is director of the Office of Vaccines Research Review in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Among other things, Baylor talks about the special talents of his team.

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