• Reauthorization of User Fee Acts on Congressional Agenda for 2012

    The new year will bring new political battles and new bills-including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA) -to the 112 th congress. The two Acts, both of which require reauthorization this year, may attract unwanted political attention, says National Journal writer Meghan McCarthy . "Democrats and Republicans have been working behind the scenes to get an agreement on clean bills that authorize the programs and don't ...