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Additional Funding For FDA To Improve Food And Medical Product Safety

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HHS Secretary Leavitt today announced that the Administration is amending its budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2009 to include an additional $275 million for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He called on Congress to act quickly on this budget amendment and pending Administration legislative proposals to strengthen FDA.

Today's action supports the fundamental change in strategy currently underway at FDA to adapt to the demands of the rapidly growing and changing global economy.