FDA Funding For Drug Ad Reviews Faces Debate

Law360 (February 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Food and Drug Administration may soon have more money to investigate claims made in drug ads, but the source of that money will likely face a spirited debate in Congress.

President George W. Bush's proposed 2009 budget calls for $14 million for 27 FDA positions devoted to the consumer ad review program, according to a report in USA Today.

That would more than double the current $6.1 million for checking the fairness and accuracy of consumer drug ads. And it would be a vast increase...
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