Summary: H.R.5476 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5476. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/17/2000)

Internet Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act of 2000 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require each interstate Internet seller to comply with requirements of this Act with respect to the sale or offer of prescription drugs. Requires the seller to: (1) post visibly on its web site home page its street address, the States in which it is authorized as a pharmacy, certain prescriber information, and a statement it will dispense prescription drugs only upon a valid prescription; and (2) disclose such information to State licensing boards.

Authorizes each State to bring proceedings against an Internet seller on behalf of affected consumers (requiring notice of such proceedings to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and appropriate Federal agencies). Allows the President to intervene in such actions.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) engage in activities to educate the public about the dangers of purchasing prescription drugs from unlawful Internet sources; and (2) recommend to Congress the coordination of activities of Federal agencies regarding Internet sellers that operate from foreign countries with the activities of such foreign governments.

Authorizes the President to initiate a civil action to enjoin or restrain the alienation or disposal of property obtained as a result of, or traceable to, a violation of this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.