Updated on 10 February 2016
FDA's estimates eight percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2016
Singapore: US Food and Drug Administration has requested a total budget of USD5.1 billion, an eight percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2016, to protect and promote public health as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget.
The overall request includes a net increase of USD14.6 million in budget authority and USD268.7 million in user fees for initiatives tied to several key areas, including the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and efforts to improve medical product safety and quality. The agency is also seeking USD75 million in new mandatory funding to support the National Cancer Moonshot initiative being led by the Vice President.
"The FDA continues to work to obtain the most public health value for the federal dollar as we address expanded regulatory responsibilities and scientific challenges," said Dr Stephen Ostroff, FDA Acting Commissioner.
"The agency remains fully committed to meeting the needs and high expectations of the American people regarding the products we regulate, as well as advancing the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer."
The FY 2017 request covers the period from Oct 1, 2016, through Sept 30, 2017.