Are you familiar with FDA-Approved?


You may have come across this term on a company website or in a commercial for a service or medication and had some questions. Questions like what does that term even mean? And how can you be certain that something that received FDA approval is safe in the first place? Some companies might even claim that their goods have FDA approval when that is not the case.

FDA Label

Here are some important things to know about the FDA, its approval process, and what it all means for you.


The FDA is in charge of safeguarding the public’s health by enforcing laws governing medical equipment, food (including animal food), cosmetics, tobacco products, but most importantly, pharmaceutical products and drugs.


Before being marketed, new medicinal products for humans require FDA approval. It follows that a business must show that its medicine or biological product is both safe and efficient for the application intended and that it can be produced in accordance with federal quality standards. If the FDA approves a product, it implies that the agency has decided that the product’s advantages exceed its disadvantages for the intended application.


Medical Facilities are not approved by the FDA


Physician offices and labs are examples of healthcare providers that the FDA does not “approve”. The FDA is authorized to conduct inspections of regulated facilities to ascertain whether or not they adhere to current good manufacturing practices.


How products get FDA approval


Products are not developed by the FDA before they are approved. Instead, FDA specialists carefully examine the outcomes of manufacturers’ clinical testing. Many biological products are subjected to lot-release testing by the FDA, which provides the agency with a real-time method for continuously monitoring product quality through review and testing. Compounded drugs do not go through this approval process, as they are regulated through a number of separate processes.


Supplements are not FDA-Approved


The FDA does not approve supplements or items not containing active pharmaceutical ingredients, as supplements are not intended to cure or relieve symptoms, like drugs or medication. Because of this distinction, the FDA does not certify the efficacy of supplements because they have no active pharmaceutical ingredients and are not proven to be effective to treat or cure any disease.

Supplements Label

Before putting their products on the market, dietary supplement manufacturers must make sure they are safe and that they also adhere to other labeling and quality standards, like good manufacturing practices. But outside of that they are not required to go through an approvals process.

The Henry Meds Promise

Our pharmacies and providers only use genuine, FDA-Approved ingredients and medications. Medically qualified clients trying to lose weight (and keep it off!) may be offered a prescription for Phentermine 37.5mg SR Capsules by their Henry Meds provider. Unlike regular tablets, these SR Capsules are absorbed slowly by the body over roughly six hours to help people feel less hungry throughout the day. Though compounded drugs are not specifically approved by the FDA (as they are compounded individually on order from a licensed clinician), only FDA and DEA-licensed compounding pharmacies in the United States manufacture medications used by Henry Meds.

Approved Medicine





If you are ever not sure if a product has been through the FDA-Approval process you can always go the official FDA drug approvals and database page on their website.


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