Gottlieb Defends FDA's Requested Budget Hike As GOP, Dems Square Off

April 17, 2018
House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee chair Robert Aderholt (R-AL) called FDA's request for a 13 percent increase in funding over fiscal 2018 levels “the largest and boldest funding request in recent memory and maybe ever” and signaled it might have to be cut back, but Democrats argued the budget lacks enough funding for food safety and opioids. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb defended the request, highlighting provisions he said are key to drastically ramping up FDA’s production of disease-specific guidances. At a...

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