Volume 95 Issue 13 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 27, 2017 | Web Date: March 23, 2017

Trump’s plan to raise FDA user fees conflicts with agency-industry deal

President’s proposal would raise charges paid by pharma makers
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: FDA, user fees, pharmaceuticals, budget

The U.S. Congress is gearing up to reauthorize the Food & Drug Administration’s ability to collect fees from drug manufacturers. FDA and the pharmaceutical industry have already worked out an agreement regarding fees for fiscal 2018 to 2022. But that plan is now up in the air because President Donald J. Trump wants to boost FDA user fees by $1 billion in fiscal 2018.

Lawmakers must renew FDA’s authority to collect fees from industry every . . .

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