Funding for F.D.A. Would Increase

FDA advocates on all sides applauded the request to increase funding significantly for FDA under the Trump administration’s budget for fiscal year 2019, which seeks more than $400 million in additional outlays for oversight of drugs, biologics, and medical devices. The Alliance for a Stronger FDA praised the budget plan for recognizing the important work of FDA in advancing innovative drugs and medical devices, while Friends of Cancer Research noted the $20-million allocation to support FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence, which had not received full funding previously.

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