Shutdown ends, FDA user fees begin
The user fees medical device companies pay to have their products reviewed by the federal watchdog agency can begin to be collected for fiscal 2014 now that the federal shutdown is over.
The FDA can begin collecting user fees from medical device companies for fiscal 2014 now that the federal shutdown is over.
The watchdog agency announced new rates for the fees in August, but couldn't begin collecting them when the fiscal year began Oct. 1 because of the shutdown that began that day.
The new fee rates  show a 4.2% across-the-board increase from fiscal 2013 for both small businesses making less than $100 million and their larger counterparts.