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WASHINGTON — It’s going to be a bumpy 2022 for the Food and Drug Administration.

Even as the agency waits for the Senate to confirm a permanent leader, it’s gearing up for a battle with lawmakers over the future of the user-fee program that provides nearly half its revenue. On top of that, it is still struggling to keep up with responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The FDA is also gearing up for some of the most monumental decisions in recent memory. The decisions span the FDA’s vast portfolio, but they have one thing in common: They’re going to generate outsized controversy, and could even land the agency in court.

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