The Food and Drug Administration (Philippine FDA) formerly known as the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) is a government agency under the Department of Health that is in-charge of regulation and supervision of food safety, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, traditional medicines, veterinary products, cosmetics, medical devices and hazardous substances.

The main responsibility of a regulatory agency is to ensure that all products subject to its control and being made available to the general public conforms to acceptable standards of quality, safety and efficacy. Product registrations enables the regulatory authority to assess the benefits of a product and to control and regulate its distribution to the Philippine market.
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