Food and Drug Administration; (B) coordinating and overseeing the operation of all administrative entities within the Administration; (C) research relating to foods, drugs, cosmetics, and devices in carrying out this chapter; (D) conducting educational and public information programs relating to the responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration; and (E) performing such other functions as the Secretary may prescribe.”

(21 U.S.C. ­§ 393. Title 21: Food and Drugs. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Miscellaneous. Food and Drug Administration.)

National Institutes of Health

  • “(a) Establishment; priorities; Subject to available appropriations, the Secretary, acting through the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health, and the Administration on Aging, shall promote the establishment of family support groups to provide, without charge, educational, emotional, and practical support to assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder and members of the families of such individuals.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 247a. Subchapter on General Powers and Duties. Family support groups for Alzheimer’s disease patients.)

  • “(a) Appointment; The National Institutes of Health shall be headed by the Director of NIH who shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director of NIH shall perform functions as provided under subsection (b) of this section and as the Secretary may otherwise prescribe.

    (b) Duties and authority; In carrying out the purposes of section 241 of this title, the Secretary, acting through the Director of NIH

    (1) shall carry out this subchapter, including being responsible for the overall direction of the National Institutes of Health and for the establishment and implementation of general policies respecting the management and operation of programs and activities within the National Institutes of Health;”



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