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NEW FDA INVESTIGATIONS OPERATIONS MANUAL AVAILABLE

April 6, 2006
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The Food and Drug Administration is a public health agency with law enforcement responsibilities. It regulates products to maximize consumer protection. The Investigations Operations Manual (IOM) is the primary source regarding FDA policy and procedures for field investigators and inspectors. Types of products regulated include foods, drugs, cosmetics, biological products, medical devices, and electronic products that emit radiation. The FDA also addresses critical public health problems arising from use of FDA-regulated products. The new edition of the FDA Investigations Operations Manual is now available from the National Technical Information Service Yahoo News (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060405/dcwfns1.html?.v=3)