When you get prescribed medication, or when you buy anything over-the-counter, you expect it to make you feel better. On any drug, you can find a list of risks and side effects, but unless you have a specific reason to be concerned, it likely isn’t something you put much thought into. Many of us can take medications without having to worry about any adverse side effects. Still, we at least know what they are. The reason we’re able to take medications confidently is due to regulations by the Food and Drug Administration.
Over the past decade, the FDA had an enormous impact on pharmaceuticals and how they become available to the public. Everyone, especially those working in the pharmaceutical industry, should be familiar with the FDA.
What is the Role of the FDA?
The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency that’s responsible for protecting public health. One of the ways they work to ensure this is by testing pharmaceuticals for safety and efficiency. Because of this, the FDA plays a significant role in the pharmaceuticals we can use. This role includes some aspects we might not think about, such as how a product is marketed to the public. The FDA also allows consumers to have access to science-based information about the pharmaceuticals they use. While many people are familiar with FDA approved medicines, their work covers much more than just that. They also help ensure that other products, such as medical devices, cosmetics, and even the food we eat are safe.
How Does the FDA Regulate Pharmaceuticals?
Ensuring that pharmaceuticals are safe for consumers is no small task. Pharmaceutical drugs have the risk of causing severe harm if they go unregulated, so thorough testing is required before they can be put on the market. The process of regulating a new drug can take a significant amount of time from start to finish. Nearly every aspect of pharmaceuticals is regulated, from approving of the manufacturing plant to assessing the risks and ensuring that the product is labeled correctly. The FDA also continuously oversees medicines to protect the public.
Why is this Important for Pharmaceuticals?
Getting FDA approval is crucial for those working in the pharmaceutical sector. In most cases, prescriptions are legally required to be FDA approved before they can be sold. We all depend on pharmaceuticals to help us recover from injury, illness, and any other medical concerns. However, we’re only able to rely on pharmaceutical products because they’re a high enough quality that allows us to get the benefits without putting our health at risk. By regulating pharmaceuticals, the FDA can help consumers safe from harm when they take medication.
FDA regulations can also help show consumers that a product is not only safe for them to take but that it’s actually effective. There are many health supplements on the market that have not been regulated by the FDA that make claims about how they can benefit your health. Still, they can’t actually make these promises because they haven’t been adequately tested. When the FDA doesn’t regulate health supplements, the public might take them in hopes that it helps solve their health concerns, only to get no results. Pharmaceuticals regulated by the FDA have been approved to help treat health concerns. With these regulations, consumers can feel safe knowing that the medicines they’re using have been carefully checked over. Getting a product FDA approved is key to getting it out on the market so that it can help those who need it.
Work With a Dependable CDMO
For those working in the pharmaceutical industry, FDA regulations should always be at the top of your mind. At Tedor Pharma, we have experience in getting pharmaceuticals approved and can help with your pharmaceutical development. We understand the importance of FDA regulations and work to create high-quality facilities that meet FDA approval. With our services, we can help give you the resources you need for your next solid dose project.
To learn more about how Tedor Pharma can help, contact us today.