Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act

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Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1938, that gave the Food and Drug Administration the authority to certify the safety of food, food additives, medicines, and so forth. It also gives the FDA the ability to classify goods as cosmetics, though it does not regulate cosmetics. The Act gave consumers grounds to sue companies for selling unsafe products; the government may pursue criminal penalties for repeated or fraudulent violations.
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The risks affecting the Company's business include, among others: implementation of our direct sales strategy; dependence on our suppliers and distributors; reliance on the success of the home health care industry; our continuing compliance with applicable laws and regulations, such as the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act, and the FDA's concurrence with our management's subjective judgment on compliance issues; the reimbursement system currently in place and future changes to that system; competition in the industry; economic and political conditions in foreign countries; currency exchange rates; inadequacy of booked reserves; technological changes and product availability and acceptance.