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October 25, 1985

Working with virtually every federal agency

JAMA. 1985;254(16):2200-2201. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360160026004

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"At ixt one time or another, I expect there's an occasion for the FDA to deal with virtually every other federal agency around," says William Schwemer, assistant associate commissioner, regulatory affairs.

Schwemer says that the FDA regularly collaborates with government organizations that are interested in consumer-related problems and that have the resources available to help eradicate them. Some of the federal agencies contacted frequently include the Federal Trade Commission, US Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control, US Customs Service, branches of the US military, and the National Institutes of Health. Less frequent contacts are made with such agencies as the Department of Commerce, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federeal Bureau of Investigation. In addition, the FDA works with state and local governments, he explains, in conducting product inspections, enforcing regulations, and finding solutions to technical problems.