Posts tagged FDA
Which Way for Childhood Cancer Funding?

Last month childhood cancer advocates were encouraged – and somewhat surprised – when President Trump announced a childhood cancer research initiative at the State of the Union address, proposed at some $500 million over ten years – or $50 million a year. 

The promise of that extra funding and any new initiatives was thrown into doubt this week with the release of the Administration’s budget proposal.  It recommended that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) be cut by 17% or $897 million; theoretically dwarfing any increase in childhood cancer funding. 

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Shutdown's Impact on the FDA

The ongoing partial government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, with no certain end in sight. While the impact of the shutdown is wide and far-reaching, at the Children’s Cause we are focused on the Food and Drug Administration, an agency that has a direct impact on the development of life-saving therapies for our kids.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has stated that the agency will run out of drug approval funds sometime in February if the shutdown continues.

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