Requiring Infant Formula, Medical Food Shortage Updates Included In US FDA Budget Request
FDA’s justification report published with Biden administration’s FY2022 federal budget request includes $1.194bn for agency’s food programs, which include its oversight of supplement industry, up from $1.11bn in FY2021 appropriation.
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