Despite Cures Boost, Lingering Appropriations Means FDA Device Funding Still An Unknown For 2017
With the president's signature of the 21st Century Cures Act, US FDA has $20m in FY 2017 to begin carrying out a multitude of reforms in the law. Meanwhile, the regular budget appropriated by Congress will remain at 2016 levels through April. But as of Dec. 14, device center director Jeff Shuren said he did not know the amounts specifically that would go to his center. And now FDA supporters wonder if the Cures dollars will be tapped to do regular agency work.