Congress Urges FDA To Seek Sizable Budget Boost

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Committee chairmen from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to send them a budget request for fiscal year 2012 that “will reflect the urgency” of the agency's expanded mission, as high-profile failures threaten to undermine public trust.

In a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released Thursday, the chairmen argued the agency is plagued by chronic underfunding, even as Congress continues to pile more regulatory responsibilities on its plate...
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