TITLE: FDA Activities in Support of Small Business
ABSTRACT: Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must establish a program to respond to inquiries and to assist and advise small businesses and other small entities to apply FDA rules. Currently, FDA provides assistance and advice to small businesses in a number of ways. This project assessed the level of success achieved in coordinating multiple sources of advice and the usefulness and appropriateness of the assistance. Elements evaluated included the frequency, subjects, sources, and recipients of inquiries and the type and timeliness of the response. Summaries of activities conducted by FDA offices in support of small business during the last five quarters were completed. FDA's Small Business Guide as well as a comprehensive list of agency guidance, rules, and regulations are available on the FDA's homepage on the Internet at www.fda.gov.
AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Planning and Evaluation
FEDERAL CONTACT: John Friel
PHONE NUMBER: 301-827-3373
PIC ID: 6462
PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Office of Planning and Evaluation, FDA, Rockville, MD