FDA reverses course on controversial budget cut

A plan to cut the budget for the FDA's Office of Women's Health by 25 percent has been scrapped after a number of activist groups applied pressure on FDA Commissioner Andrew Von Eschenbach. The agency announced that the unit's funding would remain $4 million for fiscal 2007. That wasn't enough to satisfy critics of the recent budget-cutting move, but reversing course did trigger a few celebrations among the agency's harshest critics.

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