U.S. Federal Administrative Regulations, Policy, and Decisions
This Guide provides direct access to primary source publications of U.S. federal government agencies and departments. It includes agency rulings, decisions, memoranda, letters, regulations, opinions, etc.
The Department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. Some highlights include:
Health and social science research Preventing disease, including immunization services Assuring food and drug safety Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans) and Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people) Health information technology Financial assistance and services for low-income families Improving maternal and infant health Head Start (pre-school education and services) Faith-based and community initiatives Preventing child abuse and domestic violence Substance abuse treatment and prevention Services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals Comprehensive health services for Native Americans Medical preparedness for emergencies, including potential terrorism.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of six product centers, one research center, and two offices. 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 nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off radiation