House User Fee Mark-Up: Few Tweaks, But Concerns About ALS And Accelerated Approval
Clinical trial diversity, FDA hiring authority, and inactive ingredient disclosure provisions all get slight modifications. The bill glides through committee, but not without some complaints about agency performance.
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