H.R. 1549 (111th): Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Louise Slaughter
Representative for New York's 28th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 2009
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 962 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 08, 2007

H.R. 965 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 09, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 17, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 17, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antibiotics used in the treatment of human and animal diseases.

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Cosponsors
127 cosponsors (127D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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3/17/2009--Introduced.
Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny an application for a new animal drug that is a critical antimicrobial animal drug unless the applicant demonstrates that there is a reasonably certainty of no harm to human health due to the development of antimicrobial resistance attributable to the nontherapeutic use of the drug.
Defines "critical antimicrobial animal drug" as a drug intended for use in food-producing animals that contains specified antibiotics or other drugs used in humans to treat or prevent disease or infection caused by microorganisms.
Requires the Secretary to withdraw approval of a nontherapeutic use of such drugs in food-producing animals two years after the date of enactment of this Act unless certain safety requirements are met. Directs specified congressional committees to hold hearings on the implementation of such a withdrawal of approval.

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