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H.R. 4199: Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 31, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4199

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 31, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To direct the Attorney General to establish a national pharmaceutical stewardship program to facilitate the collection and disposal of prescription medications.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act of 2017.

2.

National pharmaceutical stewardship program

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Annual fees

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

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.