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Text of To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study of the accuracy of expiration dates on certain prescription ...

...on certain prescription drugs maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This bill was introduced on January 9, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 9, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 331

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study of the accuracy of expiration dates on certain prescription drugs maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Study of expiration dates on certain prescription drugs maintained by Department of Veterans Affairs

(a)

Study required

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall conduct a study of each candidate drug to—

(1)

evaluate the accuracy of the expiration date for such drug;

(2)

evaluate the feasibility of extending such expiration date; and

(3)

if such extension is feasible, recommend the period of such extension.

(b)

Assistance from the FDA

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall conduct the study required under subsection (a) in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, who shall make available to the Secretary such records, and otherwise provide such assistance, as the Secretary may require for purposes of this section.

(c)

Report

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress a report providing the results of the study required under subsection (a), including an estimate of the cost savings that may be achieved by implementing the recommendations of the study. Such report shall be submitted not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d)

Candidate drug defined

The term candidate drug means each pharmaceutical product—

(1)

that is maintained in stock by the Department of Veterans Affairs;

(2)

that is subject to section 503(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 353(b)(1));

(3)

for which the Department paid $3,000 or more for the stock of such product maintained by the Department; and

(4)

the stock of which has an expiration date that is not less than 12 months or more than 18 months before the date on which the product is to be studied under subsection (a).