H.R. 780 (110th): Counterfeit Drug Prevention Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jan 31, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 780

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 31, 2007

(for himself and Mr. Gene Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to counterfeit drugs, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Counterfeit Drug Prevention Act of 2007.

2.

Penalties regarding counterfeit drugs

Section 303(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following paragraph:

(3)

Notwithstanding paragraph (1) or (2), any person who engages in any conduct described in section 301(i)(2) knowing that the conduct concerns the rendering of a drug as a counterfeit drug, or who engages in conduct described in section 301(i)(3) knowing that the conduct will cause a drug to be a counterfeit drug or knowing that a drug held, sold, or dispensed is a counterfeit drug, shall be fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, except that if the use of the counterfeit drug by a consumer is the proximate cause of the death of the consumer, the term of imprisonment shall be any term of years or for life.

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3.

Other criminal penalties; clarification regarding fines

Section 303 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(a)) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking shall be imprisoned and all that follows and inserting the following: shall be fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.; and

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking shall be imprisoned and all that follows and inserting the following: shall be fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.; and

(2)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), in the matter after and below subparagraph (D), by striking shall be imprisoned and all that follows an inserting the following: shall be fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.; and

(B)

in paragraph (6), by striking shall be imprisoned and all that follows and inserting the following: shall be fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both..