US FDA Shutdown Plan Decreases Potential Furloughs Again, Thanks To User Fee Carryover Funds
More than 80% of FDA employees would continue working during a government shutdown, which appears unlikely as congressional negotiators announce a ‘framework’ agreement.
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The revenue is expected to sustain the prescription drug user fee program moving forward after reserves were tapped at the start of fiscal year 2023.
After ‘Clean’ User Fee Renewal, Will Programs Held Hostage Be Enough To Drive A Broader Reform Bill?
Continuing resolution will force lawmakers back to the bargaining table before year end. Orphan grants and pediatric exclusivity are among the programs left out of the short-term spending measure as Congressional Democrats seek leverage to add more policy riders.
Burr wants more FDA accountability in the new user fee agreements and questions whether they benefit patients. Generic approval modifications get attention at hearing.