Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 19 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives passes FDA user-fee bill

Legislation to help pay for premarket drug reviews heads to the Senate
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pharmaceuticals, FDA, user fees, budget

The U.S. House of Representatives cleared a bill on July 12 that reauthorizes the Food & Drug Administration to collect fees from companies to pay for reviews of new drugs and medical devices through fiscal 2022. The legislation now awaits a vote by the Senate, which is expected to pass it before lawmakers go on recess in August.

H.R. 2430 represents months of negotiations among FDA, the medical products industry, and Congress. The bipartisan bill . . .

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