S.1790 - Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA] (Introduced 07/16/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1790 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/16/2015)
Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs Act of 2015
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations within 180 days permitting individuals to import a prescription drug purchased from an approved foreign pharmacy that:
- is dispensed by a pharmacist licensed in that country;
- is purchased for personal use in quantities not greater than a 90-day supply;
- is filled using a valid prescription issued by a physician licensed to practice in the United States; and
- has the same active ingredient or ingredients, route of administration, dosage form, and strength as a prescription drug approved under the FFDCA.
Sets forth exceptions, including for controlled substances and biological products.
Establishes a certification process for approving pharmacies in certain foreign countries. Requires HHS to publish a list of approved foreign pharmacies.