POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.4


S. 480 (PHSA), to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring program under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act; SHAHEEN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Feb. 12

S. 481 (CLINICAL TESTING), to amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and distributors seeking to conduct clinical testing, and for other purposes; HATCH; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Feb. 12

S. 483 (DRUG ABUSE), to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes; HATCH; to the Committee on the Judiciary; Feb. 12

S. 484 (COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS), to protect all patients by prohibiting the use of data obtained from comparative effectiveness research to deny or delay coverage of items or services under Federal health care programs and to ensure that comparative effectiveness research accounts for advancements in personalized medicine and differences in patient treatment response; ROBERTS; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 12

S. 488 (CARDIOLOGY), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs; SCHUMER; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 12

S. 505 (TAX CREDITS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit; to the Committee on Finance; PORTMAN; Feb. 12

S. 506 (PROMPT PAY), to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals under Medicare, and for other purposes; ROBERTS; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 12

S. 522 (CHIP), to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes; BROWN; to the Committee on Finance; Feb. 12

S. 524 (DRUG ABUSE), to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use; WHITEHOUSE; to the Committee on the Judiciary; Feb. 12



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