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Shutdown Looms: Another FDA Merry-go-round Ride

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Executive Summary

The FDA has been on this merry-go-round before: If Congress doesn't act by Oct. 1 to pass a fiscal year 2016 budget – or at least a short-term or long-term continuing resolution (CR) – the federal government will shut down, which means the agency would be forced to close its doors, potentially stalling new drug and biologic applications and putting off other work vital to the biopharmaceutical industry.



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