White House Calls For FDA Budget Increase To $2.4B

Law360 (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The White House is seeking to expand the budget for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by $130 million, with the majority of the proposed boost going toward food-protection measures and better supervision of drugs and medical devices on the market.

The Bush administration has asked for a total of $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2009 for the FDA, which said the amount is a 5.7% bump up from the current budget. The 2009 fiscal year gets under way on Oct. 1.

The proposal calls for...
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