H. R. 4931
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 13, 2016
Ms. Slaughter introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To direct the Attorney General to establish a national pharmaceutical stewardship program to facilitate the collection and disposal of prescription medications.
This Act may be cited as the
Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act of 2016.
National pharmaceutical stewardship program
The Attorney General, acting through the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, shall establish and implement a national pharmaceutical stewardship program to facilitate the collection and disposal of prescription medications at the locations at which such prescription medications are dispensed.
The Attorney General may assess, collect, and use, without further appropriation, annual fees from producers of prescription medications to pay the administrative costs of carrying out this section.
Amount of fees
The Attorney General shall allocate the amount of fees under this subsection among the producers of prescription medications in a manner that provides for a fair and reasonable allocation of the costs of carrying out this section across such producers.