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H.R. 5228: SCREEN Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5228 will provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with stronger recall and seizure authority to disrupt the entry of counterfeit and illicit drugs through International Mail Facilities (IMFs).

Opioid overdose death rates are the leading cause of unintentional, non-traumatic death in the United States, claiming approximately 116 lives per day or over 42,000 deaths per year. While increased use of prescription opioids has contributed to the opioid epidemic, the use of internationally manufactured synthetic opioids have sharply increased over the last five years and were responsible ...

Sponsor and status

Frank Pallone Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 19 pages
Introduced:

Mar 8, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

47% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 8, 2018
 
Introduced

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Apr 25, 2018
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 17, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 12, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5228 is 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.

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