White House Seeks FDA Budget Increase for Fiscal 2021
The Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal seeks an increase of 4.5 percent for the FDA while cutting most other non-defense spending.
The $6.2 billion FDA budget request represents a substantial increase on the agency’s FY 2020 enacted budget, including $3.3 billion in appropriations and $2.9 billion in user fees.
By comparison, HHS, the FDA’s parent, would suffer a 10 percent across-the-board cut, according to the budget request.
The budget calls for $45 million for opioid enforcement activities at international mailing facilities and an additional $4.5 million to strengthen the quality of compounded drugs.