To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017
Length: 19 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 28, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes to Help Fight Opioid Crisis, Calls to Hold Big Pharma Accountable”
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 22, 2018
“Welch Introduces Drug Importation Amendment: “The price of prescription drugs is killing us.””
— Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 7, 2017
“Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: We Must Hold Big Pharma Accountable for Opioid Epidemic”
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 15, 2018
Feb 28, 2017
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Jan 10, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 447.
H.R. 1245 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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