User Fee Factor: FDA Relies On Industry Funds To Bankroll 2013 Device Budget Increase
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
FDA’s device appropriations from Congress would slightly decline next year under the president’s 2013 funding request, though factoring in industry user fees provides an overall budget increase.
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The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 Agriculture/FDA funding bill June 19, including $317 million in appropriations for device oversight activities, $2 million shy of what the counterpart Senate committee passed in April.
The House would cut FDA funding next year under a bill approved by a subcommittee last week.
Commissioner tells FDA Science Board that both cuts and additions are on the table as early planning gets under way for the fiscal year that begins in October 2013.