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Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Our Kids' Medicine Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that liquid over-the-counter medications are packaged with appropriate dosage delivery devices and, in the case of such medications labeled for pediatric use, appropriate flow restrictors, and for other purposes.


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09/28/2016Introduced in House

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09/28/2016Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/28/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Energy and Commerce09/28/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/28/2016)

Protecting Our Kids' Medicine Act of 2016

This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale of liquid formulations of over-the-counter drugs that are not packaged with a dosage delivery device, such as a calibrated cup or spoon, and that do not have measurements on the label and on the dosage delivery device exclusively in metric units. The Food and Drug Administration may waive the requirement for metric units if that requirement would not benefit public health.

Over-the-counter liquid drugs labeled for pediatric use may not be sold without a flow restrictor or another mechanism to reduce accidental ingestion.