FDA Chief Walks Tightrope In 2011 Budget Talks

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 2:43 PM EST) -- Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday pledged to fight for funding in the 2011 budget to allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to focus on top priorities like food safety, but warned that federal budget belt-tightening could challenge the agency's ever-expanding mission.

Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., who chairs the Senate Appropriations subcommittee responsible for the FDA's annual budget, rejected critics' assertions that the planned increase in funding for the FDA in President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget was insufficient. Obama's budget would...
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