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FDA Chief Backs $4.3B Budget In House Hearing

Law360 (March 11, 2011, 3:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s commissioner defended the agency’s proposed $4.3 billion budget for 2012 under scrutiny from lawmakers during a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing Friday.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke before the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration, and related agencies. She told lawmakers that the budget was critical to protecting public health against foodborne illness and to ensuring medical safety, and said the increase of more than 30 percent over last year’s budget would...
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