As House and Senate conferees agreed to an increase of $50 million in FY 2012 funding for FDA, Catalyst President Nancy Bradish Myers commented on behalf of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. Myers, who serves as President of the Alliance, said in the Nov. 15 press release: “We are grateful to the conferees for assuring that FDA has the funds to continue its mission. FDA must continue to be a national priority so that we can advance medical progress, improve patients’ lives, and assure Americans have a safe food supply.”

The increased appropriations will be designated for implementation of the new food safety law and continuation of FDA’s efforts to advance medical countermeasures against bioterror attacks, the release notes. FDA’s centers and offices will have approximately the same spending levels as in FY 2011.

The press release is available here.