SILVER SPRING, MD. — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the details of its $8.4 billion budget request on March 28. The request is part of the President’s fiscal year 2023 budget and represents about a $2.1 billion (34%) increase from the agency’s fiscal 2022 budget.
According to the FDA, the increased budget is necessary for public health modernization, food and medical safety programs, as well as for other public health infrastructure. The administration is seeking about $3.7 billion in budget authority, $3 billion in user fees and $1.6 billion in mandatory funding to support future pandemic preparedness.