US FDA 2020 Budget Request Is Parting Gift From Commissioner Gottlieb
The Trump Administration’s request to increase FDA funding by 12% is a reminder of the behind-the-scenes benefits brought to FDA by the outgoing commissioner. The proposed increase for FDA stands in stark contrast to what is otherwise an austerity budget for HHS agencies.
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Much of the 4.5% increase proposed would come from proposed new user fees; almost no new budget authority was allocated in President’s FY 2021 budget request.
US FDA Budget Boost Would Increase Domestic Drug Manufacturing By Better Regulating New Technologies
FDA’s fiscal year 2020 budget request calls for spending on figuring out how to regulate new drug manufacturing technologies under the rubric of increasing US domestic manufacturing.
Outgoing Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will leave his successor a plate full of initiatives, should he choose to continue agency engagement of them.