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H.R. 1245 (115th): Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Elijah Cummings

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017
Length: 19 pages
Introduced
Feb 28, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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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

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History

Feb 28, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1245 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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