Shutdown Week Three: Sponsors With Upcoming User Fee Dates Should Start Sweating
US FDA has enough carryover funding for another month of operations, Commissioner Gottlieb says, potentially endangering late February and March review goals.
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Several FDA staffers presented at the RAPS Convergence conference via Zoom and pre-recorded video instead, illustrating that just the threat of a shutdown can scramble FDA plans.
However, user fee carryover balances will not last forever and service cuts are inevitable if a shutdown lingers for several weeks.
Sponsors have been asked to switch to teleconferences with FDA staff as the agency prepares for more of its employees to work from home.