The FDA is charged with protecting consumers from possible health and safety risks involving both food and drug. This includes food, makeup, pet supplies and products that emit radiation. They also regulate the marketing and distribution of tobacco products. The FDA also strives to improve health by creating medicines that are more effective, affordable and safe.
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The Surgeon General is a nominated office and serves as America's Doctor and head of Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Therefore, the office is the country's leading spokesperson on all matters of health and wellness.