Nov 24, 2021
Thanksgiving 2021: Thankful and Vigilant
We at The
Scalpel wish a Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family.
episode of The Scalpel, Dr. Rose is grateful and reflective. He
also encourages us to be vigilant - to keep watch over our freedom
and the tools we have available to us to keep that freedom.
The FDA budget for FY 2019 is $5.9 billion.
About 55 percent, or $3.2 billion, of FDA’s budget is provided
by federal budget authorization. The remaining 45 percent, or $2.7
billion, is paid for by industry user fees.
The FDA budget is equivalent to $9.95 per American per
The FDA budget includes 17,686 full time equivalents
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved from an
entirely taxpayer-funded entity to one increasingly funded by user
fees paid by manufacturers that are being regulated. Today, close
to 45% of its budget comes from these user fees that companies pay
when they apply for approval of a medical device or drug.
White House Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm responds to a
press conference question regarding the release of 50 million
barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
“...how many barrels of oil do U.S. consumers use every
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