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H.R. 3105: Opioid Treatment Surge Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 5, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3105

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 5, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To establish an annual fee applicable to opioid manufacturers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Opioid Treatment Surge Act.

2.

Annual fee

(a)

In general

For each of the 10 calendar years immediately proceeding the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall assess a fee against each prescription drug manufacturer that, at any time during the period beginning on January 1, 1999, and ending on the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the fee is assessed, manufactured any opioid drug (other than a drug described in subsection (b)). Such fee, with respect to such a manufacturer, shall be in an amount, as determined by such Secretary, that bears the same relationship to $2,000,000,000 as the market share of any such opioid drugs manufactured by such manufacturer during the period for which the fee is being assessed bears to the total market for opioid drugs (excluding such drugs described in subsection (b)) during such period.

(b)

Exceptions

The fee described in subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any opioid drug used exclusively for the treatment of—

(1)

opioid addiction, as part of a medically assisted treatment effort; or

(2)

cancer or hospice patients.

(c)

Transfers To block grant programs

For each year that the Secretary of Health and Human Services assesses fees under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer from the general fund of the Treasury to the Secretary of Health and Human Services an amount equal to the amount of such fees, for purposes of carrying out the substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant under subpart II of part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x–21 et seq.).