FDA.gov an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products, and cosmetics.
Consumer.gov is a Web resource hub providing a broad range of information and links to online consumer resources. Organized by category, topics covered include, but are not limited to: careers and education, community, children, finance, health, food, product safety, technology and transportation.
Probably the best way to check out a business — online or off — the Better Business Bureau Web site allows you to search reports on businesses that have had BBB complaints filed against them. This is a great tool for dealing with the uncertainty that accompanies so many online purchases.
The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.
The American Cancer Society is your trusted source for news about cancer. Read about the latest in cancer research, how cancer affects your life, survivors’ stories of hope, and the latest happenings at ACS.
The American Medical Association (AMA) helps physicians help patients by uniting physicians nationwide and medical students to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
AAPHP was founded in 1954. Its initial purpose was to serve as the voice of physician directors of state and local health departments at the national level. Since its inception, AAPHP has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical specialty society, with formal representation in the AMA House of Delegates. AAPHP’s objectives now include advocacy on behalf of all public health physicians, whether employed in public or private settings, or academia. Current major issues include tobacco control,injury prevention, public health surveillance, disease control, correctional (prison/jail) health, policy and management training, workforce issues, and issues pertaining to access to health care, health equity, health disparities, cultural competence and preventive services.