Funding for F.D.A. Would IncreaseFebruary 20, 2018 |
by Jill Wechsler
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.