The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA's role is to protect the public health by ensuring the safety, effectiveness, andquality of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. The FDA regulates these products in the United States and ensures that they are made available to the public in a safe and effective form.
The FDA has nine regional offices across the United States. These offices are responsible for regulating products that are sold in their region. The nine regional offices are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Fresno, Houston, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia.
Each regional office is divided into two branches: the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). CDER is responsible for reviewing new drugs and devices for safety and effectiveness, while CDRH is responsible for regulating the safety and effectiveness of radiation-emitting devices,etc.