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DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction Module 1 Lab Assignment Serena Jeffries The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA.GOV) is to enforce controlled substances laws and regulations of the U.S. or to bring in any perpetrators eliciting traffic. The DEA’s primary responsibilities are: investigation/preparation for violators at interstate levels, investigations/preparation for criminals/gangs who act in violence, management of national drug intelligence, seizure and forfeiture of assets used for illicit drug trafficking, enforcement of the controlled substances act, coordinates/cooperates with all law enforcement/government agencies with local/limited federal jurisdictions, coordinates/cooperates with all law enforcement/foreign officials, etc. On the side of the webpage, there is a segment called the Resource Center with resources that are for both the general public and/or professional counselors. There are more links at the bottom of the webpage for prevention which is extremely useful to both of the previous parties listed before. A resource that interested me on the DEA’s webpage was the link about Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. Before reading this website, I had no clue what Fentanyl was besides the simple fact that somebody close to me passed away due to an overdose by taking this drug. I was told by locals that this drug was like synthetic heroin. The purpose of the FDA is protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and se- curity of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines, etc. The FDA is also responsible for protecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, radiation, safe cosmetics, regulating tobacco products, and advancing public health. With that being, the FDA is responsible for regulating foods, drugs, biologics, medical devices, electronic products, cosmetics, veterinary products, tobacco products, advertising, alcohol, consumer products, drugs of abuse, meat and poultry, pesticides, vaccines for animal diseases, and water. The resource section for the FDA webpage is not very clear and easy to find. However, at the bottom of the website, there are links for training and continuing education. This subtopic helps inform people more on what the FDA covers. From a professional counselor standpoint, there is a section for health professionals who need subtexts on safety alerts and how to stay informed. One thing that inter- ested me on the FDA page is the subcategory of cosmetics. Through this resource, it covers popular topics that vary
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