House Panel Approves Prescription Drug Tracking Bill

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Industry-supported legislation that would create a nationwide drug-tracing system was approved Wednesday by a House health subcommittee, although several Democrats complained that the legislation would preempt state tracing laws immediately but wouldn't fully go into effect for several years.

The Energy & Commerce Committee's health panel approved the legislation in a voice vote Wednesday. It also approved a bill to renew the U.S. Food and Drug Administration user fee programs for animal drugs.

The House tracking legislation would create requirements for drugmakers, distributors, dispensers and shippers...
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