Administration Requests $55 Million for Device Database in FY 2020

March 20, 2019

The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 calls for $55 million for a safety database that the FDA says will allow the agency to track a device through its total lifecycle.

The FDA is one of the few government agencies that would get a bump in federal spending under the administration’s fiscal 2020 budget request.

“This capability to better leverage pre-existing and new data in near real time is essential for implementing the FDA's new approaches for digital health technologies, breakthrough devices, use of real-world evidence and cybersecurity,” the agency said. “Overall, this will make medical device reviews, post-market surveillance and cybersecurity efforts significantly more efficient and informative.”

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