FDA User Fee Bill Faces 1st Test In Senate Panel Vote

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- When the U.S. Senate's top health committee sits down Wednesday to debate and vote on this year's must-pass legislation covering U.S. Food and Drug Administration user fees, members will consider a 312-page draft bill that was painstakingly written to win bipartisan support.

The draft, known as the manager's amendment, was released ahead of the Wednesday markup and includes a wide range of provisions that would expand mandatory notification of potential drug shortages, increase penalties for counterfeiting drugs, add more controls to the supply chain, loosen the...
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