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H.R. 5343: Prescription Transparency Act of 2018

To amend the Public Health Service Act to nullify certain contractual provisions prohibiting or penalizing a pharmacist's disclosure of the availability of therapeutically equivalent alternative drugs, or alternative methods of purchasing the prescription drug, that are less expensive, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Buddy Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Mar 20, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Mar 20, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 20, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition

History

Mar 20, 2018
 
Introduced

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Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed House (Senate next)

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5343 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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