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“The protection of the public, especially children, from impure or hazardous substances is a primordial governmental concern. Undoubtedly, the FDA Act, as amended was enacted in the exercise of the police power of the State in order to promote and preserve public health and safety.”

“The grant of authority to the FDA Director-General necessarily includes all such powers, even those not expressly stated, that are necessary to effectuate such authority.”


Supreme Court in the case Venus Commercial Co., Inc. vs. DOH and FDA

(G.R. No. 240764;November 18, 2021)