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Kids’ Cancer Research Bill to Get Push in FDA Fee Plan Talks

May 5, 2022, 9:25 PM

Policy advocates and lawmakers are aiming to get several bills added into a must-pass FDA user fee package after proposals to boost pediatric cancer treatment research and improve oversight on diagnostic tests were left out of an initial version.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled Wednesday comprehensive legislation governing the fees from the drug and medical device industries that help fund the Food and Drug Administration. The package includes provisions aimed at improving clinical trial diversity and the agency’s accelerated approval pathway.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate are still hoping to add in language to improve the FDA’s ...