House Appropriation Leaders Propose Emergency Funding For FDA's Infant Formula Programs
Democrats introduce bill two days before Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies subcommittee will question FDA Commissioner Robert Califf about agency’s oversight of formula industry during a hearing on FY2023 budget.
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