H.R. 3605 (98th): Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984


Jul 19, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 6, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.


Henry Waxman

Representative for California's 24th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize an abbreviated new drug application under section 505 of that Act for generic new drugs equivalent to approved new drugs.

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Related Bills

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S. 1538 (Related)
Patent Law Amendments of 1983

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 24, 1984

H.Res. 569 (rule)

Last Action: Aug 8, 1984

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 3605” means this is a House of Representatives 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.

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Jul 19, 1983
Reported by Committee
Jun 12, 1984
Passed House
Sep 6, 1984


15 cosponsors (14D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Sep 6, 1984 midnight
unknown 362/0

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