Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment shut­down watch: FDA and in­dus­try prep for like­ly clo­sure Oct. 1

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is brac­ing for a shut­down if law­mak­ers on Capi­tol Hill can’t ral­ly enough votes to keep the gov­ern­ment fund­ed by the end of the week. The pend­ing shut­down could come with some ma­jor im­pli­ca­tions for both the gov­ern­ment agen­cies reg­u­lat­ing phar­ma and phar­ma it­self.

If Con­gress fails to pass a con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion by mid­night to­mor­row, the FDA would still be able to con­tin­ue op­er­a­tions like re­view­ing new med­ical prod­ucts and is­su­ing guid­ance with the sup­port of in­dus­try user fees, the agency ex­plains in its gov­ern­ment shut­down con­tin­gency plan.

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