House Committee Holds Hearing on FDA Appropriations
As MDMA and other stakeholders continue to finalize work on the MDUFA negotiations, Congressional Appropriation Committees have begun to hold hearings on FDA's funding.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies this week to discuss some of the agencies priorities. Many topics were addressed, and some Members questioned her about FDA's thoughts on the proposed package for medical device user fees. In addressing the potential establishment of an independent review of the agency's device review process, Commissioner Hamburg noted "We are very open to scrutiny."
MDMA continues to urge Members of Congress to provide the appropriate levels of funding for FDA to carry out its mission.