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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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Sponsor and status

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

Introduced on Apr 8, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 8, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

58% 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

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) Statement On Reports that Drug Companies Are Conspiring To Raise the Costs of Generic Prescription Drugs
    — Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4] on May 13, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 2113 will save $1.7 billion through 2029.


Apr 8, 2019

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H.R. 2113 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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