H.Res.1311 - Expressing support for the charitable collection and good samaritan distribution to uninsured, low-income Americans of Food and Drug Administration-approved, medically-appropriate, non-expired, non-narcotic prescription medications by non-profit organizations licensed to dispense such medications.111th Congress (2009-2010)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 04/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/29/2010 Referred to House Judiciary (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.1311 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/29/2010)
Encourages pharmaceutical manufacturers, health care professionals, and institutions providing health care to make charitable donations of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, medically appropriate, non-expired, non-narcotic prescription medications to nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to fill prescriptions for low-income Americans.
Expresses support for exempting pharmaceutical companies from liability arising from the donation of medications in good faith to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals, assuming there is no gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
Encourages the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a working group to develop plans to facilitate the creation and operation of such nonprofit organizations.