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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?


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 production of prescription drugs.

The new Office of Drug Manufacturing would be a subset of the Department of Health and Human Services. It could only produce drugs under the following conditions: there is already a patent for …

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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

This bill was introduced on December 18, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Dec 18, 2018

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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3775. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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