September 12, 2022
Life Sciences
  • Reportedly, Democrats said they are willing to attach pandemic preparedness legislation to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) FY2023 funding bill if Republican senators agree to pass the House’s bipartisan mental health legislation. The House’s legislation would create a new office within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The counteroffer comes about two months after Senator Richard Burr said the FDA bill, which includes user fee renewals, must pass without additional health policy items attached to it. The FDA could begin sending furlough notices to staff if lawmakers don’t come to agreement soon. (Articles here and here)