A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 24, 2011
Federal Dumb Asses (Food and Drug Administration or FDA nickname)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for food safety, drug safety and other issues. The unflattering FDA nickname “Federal Dumb Asses” has been cited in print since at least 1998, despite the word “federal” not being in the FDA’s name.

Other FDA nicknames include “Fatal Drugs Allowed,” “Federal Death Administration” and “Fraud and Death Administration.”


Wikipedia: Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products, and cosmetics.

The FDA also enforces other laws, notably Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and associated regulations, many of which are not directly related to food or drugs. These include sanitation requirements on interstate travel and control of disease on products ranging from certain household pets to sperm donation for assisted reproduction.

The FDA is led by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commissioner reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 21st and current Commissioner is Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg. She has served as Commissioner since February 2009.

The FDA has its headquarters at Silver Spring, Maryland and has 223 field offices and 13 laboratories located throughout the 50 states, the United States Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. In 2008, the FDA started opening offices in foreign countries, including China, India, Costa Rica, Chile, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

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From:
Date: 1998/04/21
Subject: Re: any tips for carrying pillion?

> The FDA (Federal Dumb Asses) in the ‘States didn’t like me reciting my
> times tables without a a calculator..

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From: (Majormass)
Date: 1998/12/08
Subject: possibility of fda banning the prohormones in the near future??

how likely in the expert opinions will the fda( federal dumb asses) pull androstene and all related products off the supplement shelves

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From: KDawn
Date: 2000/01/11
Subject: Re: BIOENGINEERED FOOD: A POLL

After all FDA means Federal Dumb Asses ~ doncha know!smile

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A Cigarette is not a drug, but Nicowater is (sfgate.com)
Bauer
2002-07-02 08:59:30 PM
Federal Dumb Asses

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From: “Chris”
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 02:40:54 GMT
Local: Sat, Nov 20 2004 9:40 pm
Subject: Re: Do dreams mean anything at all?

Fenoxxxxxx.....just approved by our ever diligent FDA (federal dumb asses)

Posted by Barry Popik
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