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H.R. 2841 (114th): FAST Generics Act of 2015

About the bill

It’s no secret that generic drugs cost less than their name-brand equivalents, for example, using other ibuprofen products besides Advil or other acetaminophen products besides Tylenol, but just how much less they cost may surprise you. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the average generic costs only 15 to 20 percent as much as its branded counterpart. And according to the FDA, they’re no less effective either. As a result, generics have grown from 18 percent of the market three decades ago to 80 percent today ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Stivers

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015
Length: 15 pages

Jun 18, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 18, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jun 18, 2015

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H.R. 2841 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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