Under the proposed budget, the FDA would receive $2.5 billion through budget authority appropriations and $1.5 billion through current and proposed user fees. The budget includes appropriations for increasing the agency's staff by 1,251 employees, for a total of 13,586 workers.
The 2011 budget proposal calls for allocating nearly $1.4 billion—an increase of nearly $101 million over 2010 funding—to the agency's Protecting Patients Initiative, which invests in new technology and develops partnerships for regulating and protecting the medical-products supply chain. The FDA would also receive $25 million in new funding for its initiative on advancing regulatory science for public health, which will focus on building the agency's scientific infrastructure, developing standards for new and emerging technologies and accelerating the development of essential new therapies.
The balance of the FDA budget would go to fund food safety and other FDA programming, according to the budget breakdown.
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