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FDA shutdown looms; webinar today checks out various FDA circumstances

— COMMENTARY–

By Steven Grossman, executive director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA

On Sept. 29, 2023, I dropped off to sleep– particular that the federal government would shutdown at midnight the next day. The hazard was genuine. The Alliance for a Stronger FDA had actually currently distributed a shutdown toolkit for FDA stakeholders.

We evaded a shutdown then and once again on Nov. 19 and on Jan. 19. The existing Continuing Resolution goes out at midnight on March 1. As soon as once again, a shutdown is a possibility.

What occurs today is both unsure and substantial. Here are 5 things to understand:

  • Time is going out.
  • There is no course to conclusion that is not overloaded by apparently unsolvable political and procedural issues.
  • A shutdown (of unidentified period) is possible.
  • FDA still deals with a variety of results from a modest boost to a destructive cut.
  • Major action on FY 25 is not likely before the Fall 2024 election.

All of this will be gone over in higher information today (Feb. 28) at 2 p.m. EDT at an Alliance webinar on “FDA Funding and the Appropriations Process.” Register here.

The Alliance webinar will explain FDA’s numerous sources of income, describe how the FDA’s spending plan is created, and take a look at the endgame for 2024 appropriations and the rollout of the 2025 spending plan demand.

Particular to be gone over throughout the webinar will be the capacity for a shutdown and what occurs at FDA if one takes place.

We hope you can join us for this budget plan and shutdown conversation.

We likewise have another webinar on March 8 at twelve noon EDT that ought to be of interest to FSN readers. The speaker will be Jim Jones, FDA’s brand-new Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods. His subject is: FDA’s concerns and strategies in food chemical security. For that occasion, Register here.

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