FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION: FDA Launches 'FDA Basics' Online to Enhance Public Understanding of the Agency

Jan 13, 2010, 12:56 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

Why are there still food recalls? What are the side effects of a drug I'm taking?

How do I report a pet food complaint? Is FDA going to ban tobacco?

Answers to these questions and more can be found at "FDA Basics," a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does.

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