POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.2460: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require e-prescribing for coverage under part D of the Medicare program of prescription drugs that are controlled substances; Finance

S.2465 (introduced by Sen. Tim Scott): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration program and to provide for sickle cell disease research, surveillance, prevention, and treatment; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2469 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance efforts to address antibiotic resistance, and for other purposes; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2473 (introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish organ transplant care to veterans at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes; Veterans’ Affairs

S.2476 (introduced by Sen. Tina Smith): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that valid generic drugs may enter the market; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.760 (introduced by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr.): Supporting the designation of March 2018 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.5138 (introduced by Rep. Mike Kelly): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through modernized health savings accounts; Ways and Means

H.R.5140 (introduced by Rep. Markwayne Mullin): To make improvements to the Account For the State Response to the Opioid Abuse Crisis to improve tribal health; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5150 (introduced by Rep. Sander M. Levin): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to pay a Medicare part B rebate for certain drugs if the price of such drugs increases faster than inflation; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.5151 (introduced by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan): To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a grant program improving treatment for pregnant and postpartum women; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5152 (introduced by Rep. Richard M. Nolan): To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program for eligible nonprofit organizations to carry out positive psychology reconditioning programs for veterans; Veterans’ Affairs

S.Res.423 (introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown): A resolution designating February 28, 2018, as “Rare Disease Day”; submitted, considered, and agreed to by voice vote

S.2478 (introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for prescription drugs; Finance

S.2481 (introduced by Sen. John Kennedy): A bill to increase the penalties for fentanyl trafficking; Judiciary



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