The FDA is walking back that surprise $15,000 fee for distilleries that made hand sanitizer during the pandemic.
Earlier this week, distilleries found out they would be charged a hefty user fee for making alcohol-based hand sanitizer, due to regulations requiring them to register as a drug maker.
But on Thursday, the agency announced that the charge was a ‘mistake’ and would be rescinded.
One senior HHS official said “Small businesses who stepped up to fight Covid-19 should be applauded by their government, not taxed for doing so.”
Why was the fee charged in the first place? Have you been able to find hand sanitizer on store shelves lately?