Scenes From A Shutdown: US FDA Hides It Well
FDA's two recent advisory committee meetings at its White Oak campus offer no obvious clues that agency is struggling due to dwindling carryover balances and furloughed employees.
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However, user fee carryover balances will not last forever and service cuts are inevitable if a shutdown lingers for several weeks.
Employees are no doubt are excited to resume work and may have a dozen or more major NDAs pending, but agency morale may not recover quickly.
Compounding carryover money runs out, crippling some activities although inspections will continue; countdown to the end of PDUFA fee balance continues.