President Calls For Almost $100M More In Funding For FDA Device Activities In 2020
The current administration would use an additional $98m in congressional budget authority in the 2020 fiscal year for FDA’s medical device efforts to modernize its regulatory approach for technology development, to enable device safety issues to be monitored more closely, and to advance new approaches for regulating digital health technologies and breakthrough devices.
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