FDA History - New Drug Application Review

Chemist Lee Geismar inspects new drug applications (NDA) in the 1960s. Mandated under the pre-market safety provisions of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, NDAs grew substantially after the 1962 Drug Amendments required proof of effectiveness as well as safety.

 

For more information about FDA history visit www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/History/default.htm

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Taken on August 16, 2010