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S. 2543 (114th): Changing the Culture of the FDA Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2543

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 11, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Changing the Culture of the FDA Act.

2.

Mission Statement of the Food and Drug Administration

The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, is directed to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration to include the following statement: The FDA is also responsible for protecting the public health by strongly considering the danger of addiction and overdose death associated with prescription opioid medications when approving these medications and when regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of opioid medications.