Capitol Hill In Brief
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Congress passes CR with cuts to FDA
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Funding for the rest of fiscal 2011 would drop 10.5% for FDA's center regulating OTC drugs and 7.3% for the center with dietary supplement oversight under a Republican-drafted plan the House is considering.
Members of Congress will introduce targeted bills to overturn a provision of health care reform that requires consumers to get a prescription for OTC drugs to use money from pre-tax health savings accounts.