What is regulatory science? And what does it mean to you and your family? Listen to top FDA officials and scientists explain the fields of research that make it possible for FDA to fulfill its mission of protecting public health. Regulatory science provides the evidence that FDA needs to know that products such as drugs, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics and foods are safe for consumers. Regulatory science makes it possible for FDA to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of advancing technology, and to get innovative products to consumers as quickly as possible. It is difficult to count the number of ways in which this research affects the daily life of the average American consumer.
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