CBO finds Sen­ate's FDA user fee bill will re­duce the fed­er­al deficit by about $1.4B

As de­bate rages on Capi­tol Hill over whether to add rid­ers, and which rid­ers to add, to the must-pass FDA user fee leg­is­la­tion, the Con­gres­sion­al Bud­get Of­fice on Thurs­day made clear that the Sen­ate ver­sion will re­duce the fed­er­al deficit by about $1.4 bil­lion over the next 10 years.

Con­gress has un­til the end of Sep­tem­ber to reau­tho­rize the user fees, which the FDA col­lects for its re­view of pre­scrip­tion drugs, gener­ics, biosim­i­lars and med­ical de­vices.

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