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H.R. 5687: SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5687 directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to work with manufacturers to establish programs for efficient return or destruction of unused Schedule II or III opioids. These methods could include mail-back pouches to secure facilities for incineration, or methods to inactivate immediately or render unattractive unused drugs. In addition, this bill will facilitate utilization of packaging that may reduce overprescribing, diversion, or abuse of opioids. Finally, the bill will require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study new and innovative technologies that claim to be able to ...

Sponsor and status

Richard Hudson

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 12 pages
Introduced:

May 7, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 19, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

32% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 15, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jun 19, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5687 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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