Congratulations to both the US Food and Drug Administration and

During 2006 the FDA celebrates its 100th year of service to the American people. The agency came into existence June 1906 when the Food and Drugs Act became law. At that time the FDA was known as the Bureau of Chemistry and was under the Department of Agriculture. The FDA is now part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The FDA has many events planned for its centennial celebrations. Please refer to the FDA News Release - January 4, 2006 for more information. celebrates its first year anniversary January 9, 2005, when the Welcome to article was published. The website went online later in the month and has grown from a handful of members to over 2,800 members.

Our mission at is "to help educate you about the medicines you and your loved ones are prescribed." We trust we are helping since we continue to grow and attract members with world-class problem solving skills. If our members can't identify your pill, it's either because the imprint is foreign, obscure, nonexistent or not yet published anywhere. And the team has assembled links to make it easy for you to find credible pill identification and health/drug information among the myriad of internet medical websites. Our team will continue to add resources for you, the consumer.