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White House Increases Funding Request For FDA

Law360 (June 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Bush administration boosted its budget request for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday by an additional $275 million, aiming to improve food and medical product safety in the U.S.

Over the past few months, lawmakers, consumer groups and FDA officials themselves have argued that the agency's outdated systems need a sweeping overhaul in order to properly monitor the safety of increasingly global supply chains in the food and drug industries.

The additional funding proposed Monday would allow the FDA to start to improve...
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