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FDA requests 34-percent budget increase

The US health authority, the FDA, is seeking to initiate new efforts, which is why it needs a bigger allowance, the agency says.

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Going forward, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need a bigger budget. At least according to the agency itself, as it has requested in a press release that US President Joe Biden increase the allocated budget for the FDA by nearly 34 percent.

“The funding outlined in this year’s FDA budget request is critical to fulfilling the agency’s mission as we continue our work on a wide range of COVID-19 and non-COVID priorities,” says FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf in the statement, adding:

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