How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sequestration?
FDA and advocates wait for OMB to clarify how the estimated 7.8% budget cut should be implemented, if it is enacted. Former agency officials say it could lead to hiring freezes and program delays.
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Commissioner says allowing the sequester would slow implementation of FDASIA provisions and reduce some overseas inspections.
The agency will try to manage $319 million in potential funding reductions in a way that minimizes negative effects on health and safety, FDA Commissioner Hamburg tells the Science Board, but significant layoffs seem unavoidable if sequestration is enacted.