White House Seeks FDA Budget Increase for Fiscal 2021

February 18, 2020

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.

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