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Drug safety funds

Executive Summary

Drug safety oversight would have funding of $40 million under an amendment Senate Health Committee Chairman Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., successfully proposed to the Senate budget plan March 23. The resolution outlines a budget blueprint for congressional appropriations. Kennedy and committee ranking Republican Michael Enzi, Wyo., cosponsored the most prominent pending drug safety bill in the Senate, S 484 (1"The Pink Sheet" March 26, 2007, p. 4). The Senate cleared its budget plan March 23 and the House passed its version March 29; a conference committee will resolve differences between the two bills after the mid-April congressional recess...

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