Lost Fees

Due to the sequestration cuts and the government shutdown, the US Food and Drug Administration has lost out on some $85 million in user fees, MassDevice reports, adding that that number may climb higher. The White House Office of Management and Budget crunched the numbers in response to a request from Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.).

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