Congress Boosts FDA Food Safety Budget Nearly $700M, Orders Reports On Formula Supply
Appropriators are “concerned by the fragility of the infant formula supply chain and the detrimental health impacts that can arise from shortage of these regulated products.” Their report published with FY2023 omnibus appropriations also asks for list of Russian firms with pending NDAs, including OTCs.
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Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Subcommittee marked up its FY2024 bill on 18 May, proposing $6.579bn for FDA. Total is up from current budget of $6.562bn, but Biden administration proposed $7.2bn for FY2024.
FDA immediate actions include ensuring providers know they’re required to develop redundancy risk management plans, enhancing inspections of manufacturers, including by expanding and improving training for investigators, and expediting reviews of premarket submissions for new products.
On same day agency published strategy for ensuring formula supply, House Oversight Committee subcommittee members made clear they’re not convinced FDA could prevent repeat of 2022 shortage. Recently resigned FDA food policy chief also has doubts.