White House seeks FDA budget increase for food, drug safety

02/4/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters

The White House has requested a $130 million increase in FDA funding, with most of it intended for food-safety initiatives and monitoring drugs and medical devices already on the market. About $42.2 million of the increase is earmarked for food-safety measures that focus on preventing food-borne diseases. The FDA also plans to establish offices overseas, particularly in China, to boost production safeguards for food products imported into the U.S.

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