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S. 3775 (115th): Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act of 2018

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About the bill

Should the government get into the business of manufacturing medicines?

Context

About 40% of generic prescription drugs are only made by one single company. With a lack of sufficient competition to keep prices down, many prescription drug prices are soaring in America.

The Justice Department — usually friendly to business interests under the current administration — even opened up an investigation into a possible price-fixing conspiracy among 16 big pharmaceutical giants.

What the bill does

The Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act would create a new federal office to combat the current private sector-only ...

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2018
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
Dec 18, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 18, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Dec 18, 2018
 
Introduced

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

S. 3775 (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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