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S. 1388: Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2021

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A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to study the role of intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide Congress with appropriate policy recommendations, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Apr 27, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 29, 2021

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 29, 2021.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

10 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

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

What legislators are saying

Bloomberg: HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Doctors Win, Pharma Loses in Deal
    — Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35] on Jul 29, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1388 will add $2 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Apr 27, 2021
 
Introduced

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Jul 22, 2021
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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Jul 29, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1388 is 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. 1388. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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