FDA Requests $4.03 Billion for FY2011-a 23% Increase

February 1, 2010

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting $4.03 billion to promote and protect public health as part of the President's fiscal year 2011 budget?a 23% increase over the agency?s current $3.28 billion budget.

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting $4.03 billion to promote and protect public health as part of the President's fiscal year 2011 budget-a 23% increase over the agency's current $3.28 billion budget.

The FY 2011 request, which covers the period of Oct 1, 2010, through Sept 30, 2011, includes increases of $146 million in budget authority and $601 million in industry user fees. The budget for biologics has been increased by $23 million, to $329 million.

The budget request reflects the FDA's resolve to transform food safety practices, improve medical product safety, protect patients, and modernize FDA regulatory science to advance public health. The funding request also supports new regulatory authority to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products received in June 2009.

The proposed budget includes support for the FDA's investment in addressing the challenges of the 21st century. The FDA envisions a transformed US food safety system that focuses on prevention, increased efforts to address medical product safety challenges, and a focus on modernizing regulatory science at the FDA.