Trump's Hiking Of FDA User Fees Unlikely To Speed Approvals

By Emily Field (March 16, 2017, 10:23 PM EDT) -- Under the White House's 2018 budget, the fees collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from companies to pay for reviewing drugs and medical devices will more than double, but attorneys say it's up in the air whether this will help achieve the president's goal of speeding up the approval process.

On the campaign trail and in office, President Donald Trump repeatedly blasted the FDA's approval process, most recently calling it "slow and burdensome" in his address to Congress last month. The user fees paid by industry to cover the cost of the FDA reviewing their drugs and medical devices...

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