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Califf warns of dangers of user fee brinkmanship

Unspent user fee funds enable FDA to extend pink slip deadline past Aug. 1

July 28, 2022 9:38 PM UTC

Congress has about a month to get its act together on user fee reauthorization before inaction will force FDA to start sending thousands of pink slips, FDA Commissioner Rob Califf said Thursday.

“By about the first week in September, unless we have great assurance that it’s either passed or it’s about to be passed, we’ll have to start notifying employees who are paid by user fees of impending personnel actions,” Califf said at a briefing organized by the Alliance for Health Policy. ...

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