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Advocacy at a Glance

November 11, 2011

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

  • FY12 Agriculture/FDA Appropriations Conference: The House and Senate continue their conference to determine the level of FDA funding for FY 12. As today’s analysis and commentary indicates, we should know the result of the conference by next week.
  • Thank You for Letters: Thank you to the approximately 30 organizations who sent in letters to House and Senate conference members encouraging a higher number for FDA FY12 funding.
  • FDA Meetings: Just a reminder that the Alliance plans to meet with Mike Landa, Acting Director of CFSAN, and Bernadette Dunham, Director of CVM, in separate meetings on November 30. The purpose of these meetings is to better understand resource challenges in these important centers. Please let Anthony Curry know if you would like to go to either one (or both) of these meetings.
  • FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Discusses FDA Funding Challenges on Bloomberg TV: Commissioner Hamburg discusses the agency’s historical underfunding as well as the exponential increase in public health responsibilities the FDA is relied on to tackle. To view the clip please click here.

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