FDA Budget Set To Expand | February 28, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 89 Issue 9 | p. 45
Issue Date: February 28, 2011

FDA Budget Set To Expand

President requests 29.3% boost for agency in fiscal 2012
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: FDA, food safety, drugs, budget

Under President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2012 budget, the Food & Drug Administration is slated to receive a total of $4.4 billion, an increase of $987 million, or 29.3% compared with the agency’s current operating budget. The increase includes $605 million in industry-paid user fees. Whether Congress will approve such a dramatic boost remains to be seen.

The total amount of user fees in the 2012 budget request for FDA is just over . . .

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