The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for approving new medication that is safe for human consumption. The FDA must ensure that medication does not cause fatal side effects and benefits users.
When the FDA receives a medication application, it will review all components of the application. It will ensure that the medication performs the task as advertised. If the medication is not successful, it will not be approved by the FDA. In addition, if the medication is dangerous to an individual’s health or well-being, it will be denied.
The FDA must also ensure that all associated side effects are known and detailed on a medication’s packaging, so that all users are fully informed of the potential side effects prior to consuming the medication. The primary goal of the FDA is to keep consumers safe by only approving safe medication.