Congress Passes FDA Medical Device User Fee Bill | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that will reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration's medical device user fee program, enabling the agency to collect an additional $308 million over five years to fund its regulatory activities and to take steps to modernize its review and approval processes.

This passage marks the final vote on the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3178), as members of the Senate and House of Representatives worked out a final version of the bill over the past few days.

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