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S. 2157: Drug-Price Transparency in Communications Act

A bill to require drug manufacturers to disclose the prices of prescription drugs in any direct-to-consumer advertising and marketing to practitioners of a drug.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017
Length: 8 pages

Nov 16, 2017


Introduced on Nov 16, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 16, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 16, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

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Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2157 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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