Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 (APA) was enacted in 1938. Quality requirements for food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics manufactured and sold in the United States were established by the law. The legislation also included provisions for government oversight and enforcement of these criteria. The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which was the first law to provide for federal control of the food and pharmaceutical sectors, was repealed by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

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