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H.R. 5343 (115th): Prescription Transparency Act of 2018

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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.

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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
Mar 20, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 20, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.4.18
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 4, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition


Mar 20, 2018

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H.R. 5343 (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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