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About the Alliance


The Alliance for a Stronger FDA is committed to an ongoing, multi-year effort with two specific goals:

To assure that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the FDA)
has sufficient resources to protect patients and consumers

To maintain public confidence and trust in the FDA

The Alliance unites a broad and diverse spectrum of

  • Patient groups and consumer advocates
  • Biomedical research advocates and health professionals
  • Trade associations and individual regulated and unregulated companies

The credibility of the Alliance is based upon the breadth of its membership and the support of two former Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and six former FDA Commissioners, who act as honorary co-chairs.

You can learn more about the objectives of the Alliance by reading our basic fact sheet or the commentary “A Strong FDA is Good for America.” The economic importance of the FDA is discussed in the white paper titled The U.S. Food and Drug Administration: A Cornerstone of America’s Economic Future, which was published in March 2011.

The graph below illustrates the increases in Congressional appropriations for funding of the FDA from 2004 through 2012. (The Alliance for a Stronger FDA was initiated in 2007, and so much of this increase has occurred since the Alliance was founded and started to advocate for appropriate funding of the agency.)

Information about the leadership of the Alliance is also available on this Web site, together with the annual reports to the membership and background on its development and history.

To learn more about the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, please contact a staff member.

The Alliance for a Stronger FDA is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(4) corporation registered in the state of Maryland. It is not affiliated with the FDA and current FDA employees can not become members of the Alliance. For official information from the FDA, please click here.