FDA's lost $85 million in users fees so far due to sequestration, OMB says

November 7, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

The White House's Office of Management & Budget confirms that the federal sequester has drained about $85 million in user fees from the FDA, and more cuts may be on the way.

FDA lost $85 million in users fees so far due to sequestration, OMB says

Federal officials confirmed this week that the government shutdown and budget sequester had drained some $85 million from the FDA's coffers, all from the fees that medical device and pharmaceutical companies pay directly to the agency.

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