Trump’s budget takes a big bite out of the NIH, with big new fees for biopharma
President Donald Trump’s new budget is hitting the table today and biomedical research is out, FDA fees are up and military spending is in.
The Washington Post got the debate started early Thursday, revealing that the new budget includes an enormous $5.8 billion cut in the NIH’s budget, close to 20%.
To get that, Trump’s team envisions a major reorganization of the NIH, which funds thousands of research projects and provides much of the foundation work for preclinical drug research. The NIH has also been moving more into translational efforts aimed at vaulting these programs ahead, with an eye to seeing more drugs pointed to the market.
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