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S. 1052 (115th): BENEFIT Act of 2017


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Aug 3, 2017.


(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Better Empowerment Now to Enhance Framework and Improve Treatments Act of 2017 or the BENEFIT Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider patient-focused drug development data, such as patient preferences, patient-reported outcomes, and patient experiences, as part of the risk-benefit assessment of new drugs. Following approval of a drug, the FDA must include a description of how this information was considered in its statement of patient experience.