White House Pushing For Extra $275 Million To FDA Budget

June 10, 2008

The Bush administration has gone to Congress and has asked to add $275 million next year to the budget of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Washington (ChattahBox) – The Bush administration has gone to Congress and has asked to add $275 million next year to the budget of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The White House believes that the added funding could greatly improve the safety of food and drugs both worldwide and domestically.

If approved, the FDA fiscal year 2009 budget will be 18% higher than this year.

The original fiscal year budget for 2009 was set at $2.4 billion, which would have been a minimal increase.

With the money the FDA will be able to add over 1,000 more inspections in foreign countries and in the U.S., as well as 500 new staff members.

This comes as the FDA has been under fire for mishaps such as the problems with the blood-thinner heparin.


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One Response to “White House Pushing For Extra $275 Million To FDA Budget”

  1. Ida Lane on June 12th, 2008 5:13 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how and why intelligent people place the blame for public health and safety directly on the President of the US, without speaking as much as a sentence blaming the lawmakers for the enormous part they play in bad law-making . Do they really think the President has that much power?

    The PEOPLE have elected the President who won the magic veto pen located in the Oval Office, and have also elected federal,state and municipal legislators who collectively make the laws that drive us like a herd of cattle down the shute toward personal and collective bankruptcy and worldwide humiliation.

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