U.S. FDA budget request seeks new industry user fees

04/11/2013 | Hill, The · MedCityNews.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's budget proposal calls for new industry user fees to fund food safety programs, Julian Hattern writes. These fees would fund about 94% of an almost $500 million proposed budget increase. But the cost "is modest compared to the economic value it can deliver: reduced costs to industry, government, and the health care system due to less foodborne illness," the agency said.

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