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H.R. 2113: Prescription Drug STAR Act

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To amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for drug manufacturer price transparency, to require certain manufacturers to report on product samples provided to certain health care providers, and for other purposes.

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Richard Neal

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2019
Length: 25 pages
Apr 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Apr 9, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 9, 2019.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Neal Opening Statement at Markup of the Prescription Drug...
    — Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1] (Sponsor) on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Burgess Remarks on Drug Pricing Transparency
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on May 21, 2019

Government Takeover Drug Pricing Edition
    — Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3] on Oct 28, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2113 will save $1.7 billion through 2029.


Apr 8, 2019

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Apr 9, 2019
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H.R. 2113 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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