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Medical News & Perspectives
March 10, 1999

FDA May Get Welcome New Funds in Its Budget

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JAMA. 1999;281(10):888. doi:10.1001/jama.281.10.888-JMN0310-6-1

BETHESDA, MD—Just 3 months into her new job, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Jane Henney has managed a critical first step in her efforts to deal with the agency's funding problems. The administration's 2000 budget, sent to Congress early in February, proposes $1.35 billion for the FDA. If enacted after review by congressional committees this spring, it will represent an increase of $216 million, nearly 18%, over last year and be the largest increase in resources for the agency in its history.