H.R. 6611 (112th): Patient Access to Drugs in Shortage Act of 2012


Nov 29, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bill Cassidy

Representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote public notification and provide incentives to reduce drug shortages, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Patient Access to Drugs in Shortage Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA), with respect to use of average sales price payment methodology ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 29, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6611”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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