– The Food and Drug Administration, fda.gov
The Food and Drug Administration was originally founded in 1930, however it can be traced all the way back to 1906 with the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act. This act regulated the inspection of meat in the meat industry, and forbid the sale of contaminated food. The FDA was talked about in class during the regulation of the meat packing industry as a result of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, the findings and thus banning of the morning sickness drug Thalidomide, and while handling the cranberry scare of 1959. The FDA is held responsible for the utmost health safety of the general public.
The Food and Drug Administration clearly paved the way to reform and regulation to medication and products in the United States, and continues to do so today.