H.R.4131 - Public Health Emergency Medicines Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] (Introduced 10/25/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.|
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Summary: H.R.4131 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/25/2005)
Public Health Emergency Medicines Act - Gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services the right to authorize use of the subject matter of a patent relating to health care without authorization of the patent holder if the Secretary determines that the invention is needed to address a public health emergency. Provides for reasonable remuneration for the patent holder for use of the patent.
Allows the Secretary to authorize the use of a patent, without the patent holder's authorization, to export medicines or other health care products that are needed to address global public health emergencies when the legitimate rights of the patent holder are protected in the export market.
Authorizes the Secretary to immediately approve a new drug application upon request by a person authorized to manufacture the drug under this Act.