FDA User Fee Bill Clears 1st Legislative Hurdle

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's user fee programs handily cleared its first hurdle Wednesday when the Senate health committee voted to approve its version of the bill, although senators said they still must reach bipartisan consensus on some key measures.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved the legislation in a voice vote, with only Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., objecting. The bill will now go to the full Senate, where a vote is expected sometime in May, said committee...
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