To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to limit the orphan drug exclusion under the drug discount program under section 340B of such title.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Vermont At Large. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Length: 2 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on September 26, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
Sep 27, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6174 (114th).
Jun 13, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2889 (115th).
Sep 26, 2019
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Feb 4, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 853 (117th).
H.R. 4538 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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