National & International Ophthalmology & Optometric Associations

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Food & Drug Administration
Responsible for approviding foods and drugs for widespread use. Links include: human drugs, foods, biologics, regulations & information, toxicology research.

Food and Drug Law Institute
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a nonprofit, educational organization. Its mission is to promote an understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies affecting the public health aspects of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biological products, and veterinary medical products. This is accomplished through conferences and workshops, publications, audio and videotapes, and educational programs that support the teaching of food and drug law.

List of Professional Health Organizations
Extensive list of organizations and links to their web sites, provided by the National Library of Medicine.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP®)
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP®) is the only professional association that represents the state boards of pharmacy in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, New Zealand, eight Canadian Provinces, and four Australian states. Provides a comprehensive list, with links to their web sites.

National Toxicology Program
This program was established to coordinate toxicology research and testing activities within the Department of Health and Human Services and to provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies and the public.

United States Medical Licensing Examination
The USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States, Inc., and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®). Results of the USMLE are reported to medical licensing authorities in the United States and its territories for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine.

Vision Council of America
Organization seeks to create an awareness of the value of vision care and grow the eyewear market through education, forums and expositions, industry statistics and data, technical standards, and advocacy.

World Council of Optometry (WCO)
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is an international organization dedicated to the enhancement and development of eye and vision care worldwide. Representing over 50 countries, WCO serves as a forum for member organizations to respond to public health needs and opportunities around the world. WCO is a unifying voice and catalyst for international projects and services that meet the needs of the optometric profession, ophthalmic industry and public they serve.

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