FDA 2015 Device Funds Would Increase Only Due To User Fees In Budget Request
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Congressional appropriations for FDA device activities would decline by $3 million under the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, although the overall device budget would increase by $13 million including the impact of user fees.
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