Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Nonprofit Accrediting Orgs, Regulatory Bodies, and Professional Associations in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:FDA Mission Protect public health Regulates drugs Performs drug approvals Provides drug safety information Spreads the message about medication errors Helps speed up product innovations Helps public obtain accurate, science-based information 22
Slide notes:The FDA takes numerous actions to protect the public s health. First and foremost, it regulates drugs by performing drug approvals, providing drug safety information, and alerting the public to actual and potential medication errors. It also helps drug companies and medical device companies speed up the development of new products. Finally, the FDA helps Americans get the accurate information they need in order to use medicines, devices, and foods to improve their health. 22