Summary: H.R.3697 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3697. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/27/2007)

Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) establish, and appoint the Director of, the Office of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to develop plans for addressing antimicrobial resistance in the United States and internationally; (2) establish the Public Health Antimicrobial Advisory Board to assist the Director; and (3) develop an antimicrobial resistance strategic research plan. Renews the Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force and sets forth its membership and duties.

Requires sponsors of human and animal antimicrobial drug products to report to the Office of Antimicrobial Resistance the amount of such drug products sold or distributed in the United States in a calendar year. Requires the Director to make summaries of drug distribution data publicly available.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish at least 10 Antimicrobial Resistance Clinical Research and Public Health Network sites to describe outbreaks of antimicrobial resistant pathogens and monitor the patterns of such pathogens in individuals; and (2) award competitive grants to establish demonstration projects to assess the scope of the antimicrobial resistance problem and the use of antimicrobial drugs.

Requires the Comptroller General to report to Congress on the effectiveness of this Act.