RAPS is closely monitoring developments in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See our public safety page for the latest updates.

 
  • President Signs into Law Budget Bill that Restores FDA's Authority to Spend User Fees

    A new budget resolution passed into law by President Barack Obama on Wednesday will for the first time allow the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to spend tens of millions of annual user fees the agency had already been authorized to collect under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012, but had been unable to spend under its existing budgetary authority. Background The fees are responsible for funding a significant portion of ...
  • FDA, Feds Face Three Paths to Fiscal Calamity in Next Three Months

    Federal regulatory agencies may have breathed a collective sigh of relief on 2 January 2013, when it was clear that US legislators had struck a last-minute deal to avert the so-called " fiscal cliff " by agreeing to a number of provisions that delayed its implementation by several months. Now, several weeks later, it's beginning to feel like déjà vu all over again. That's because Congress will be facing a unique set of circumstances starting in just a few w...
  • Budget Bill Passes House, Leaving FDA User Fees to Languish

    A budget bill passed in the US House of Representatives would, in its current form, deprive the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of tens of millions of dollars in funding promised to it in legislation passed earlier this year. The bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), would fund the government at fiscal year 2012 levels, essentially keeping in place the exact same budget that existed last year. The bill passed the House on 13 September in a 329-91 vote...