S. 369 - Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act

Commerce. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act

S. 369 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market.
Other Titles
  • Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act
  • Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act
Sponsor
Herb Kohl
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Contracts and agency
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Intellectual property
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Prescription drugs
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/03/2009
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/03/2009
    2/03/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1433)
    2/03/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    Put on a legislative calendar10/15/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    10/15/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar10/15/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 183.
    2/02/2010By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 111-123. Minority views filed.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2005 For $13,080 Against $0
    2. March - April 2005 For $11,000 Against $0
    3. May - June 2005 For $14,750 Against $0
    4. July - August 2005 For $4,000 Against $0
    5. September - October 2005 For $8,200 Against $0
    6. November - December 2005 For $1,500 Against $0
    7. January - February 2006 For $5,450 Against $0
    8. March - April 2006 For $14,550 Against $0
    9. May - June 2006 For $7,850 Against $0
    10. July - August 2006 For $7,350 Against $0
    11. September - October 2006 For $47,448 Against $0
    12. November - December 2006 For $5,400 Against $0
    13. January - February 2007 For $1,500 Against $0
    14. March - April 2007 For $6,500 Against $0
    15. May - June 2007 For $4,000 Against $0
    16. July - August 2007 For $4,500 Against $0
    17. September - October 2007 For $4,650 Against $0
    18. November - December 2007 For $3,500 Against $0
    19. January - February 2008 For $1,000 Against $0
    20. March - April 2008 For $11,500 Against $0
    21. May - June 2008 For $3,000 Against $0
    22. July - August 2008 For $13,000 Against $0
    23. September - October 2008 For $26,306 Against $0
    24. November - December 2008 For $6,500 Against $0
    25. January - February 2009 For $4,000 Against $0
    26. March - April 2009 For $4,000 Against $0
    27. May - June 2009 For $11,500 Against $0
    28. July - August 2009 For $3,000 Against $0
    29. September - October 2009 For $5,150 Against $0
    30. November - December 2009 For $7,801 Against $0
    31. January - February 2010 For $-2,300 Against $0
    32. March - April 2010 For $9,500 Against $0
    33. May - June 2010 For $13,850 Against $0
    34. July - August 2010 For $18,725 Against $0
    35. September - October 2010 For $18,023 Against $0
    36. November - December 2010 For $0 Against $0

    Votes

      7 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act

      7 organizations supported this bill

      AARP
      Handy, Joanne (2009, March 31). Testimony of Joanne Handy at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
      Alliance for Retired Americans
      (2007, November 16). Friday Alert. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from .
      American Antitrust Institute
      (n.d.). Enact H.R. 1706. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from .
      Consumers Union
      Vaughan, William (2009, June 3). Testimony of William Vaughan at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Judiciary.
      Federal Trade Commission
      Feinstein, Richard A. (2009, June 3). Testimony of Richard A. Feinstein at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009 before the Judiciary. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Judiciary.
      Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
      Kennedy, William P. (2009, June 3). Testimony of William P. Kennedy at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Judiciary.
      Prescription Access Litigation
      (2009, July 22). Fact Sheet HR 1706 / S 369. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from .

      4 organizations opposed this bill

      Endo Pharmaceuticals
      Donatiello, Guy (2009, June 3). Testimony of Guy Donatiello at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Judiciary.
      Mylan
      Bresch, Heather (2009, June 3). Testimony of Heather Bresch at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Judiciary.
      Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
      Bieri, Diane E. (2009, March 31). Testimony of Diane E. Bieri at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
      Teva Pharmaceuticals
      Whitehouse, Theodore C. (2009, March 31). Testimony of Theodore C. Whitehouse at a Hearing on Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2009, from House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$0$0
      Max BaucusDMT$12,000$0
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$0
      Mark BegichDAK$10,000$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$10,000$0
      Bob BennettRUT$0$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$0
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$10,000$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$12,000$0
      Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
      Jim BunningRKY$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$250$0
      Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
      Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Ben CardinDMD$14,300$0
      Tom CarperDDE$1,580$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$16,300$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
      Tom CoburnROK$0$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
      John CornynRTX$0$0
      Mike CrapoRID$0$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
      Chris DoddDCT$15,900$0
      Byron DorganDND$2,000$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$5,000$0
      John EnsignRNV$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Russ FeingoldDWI$9,998$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$3,200$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$0
      Judd GreggRNH$0$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$2,506$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
      Jim InhofeROK$0$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$7,000$0
      Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
      Ted KennedyDMA$1,800$0
      John F. KerryDMA$0$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$8,500$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$0$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$5,250$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,500$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$5,400$0
      Blanche LincolnDAR$11,262$0
      Dick LugarRIN$0$0
      Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
      John McCainRAZ$0$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,500$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,000$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,400$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$8,684$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$5,000$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$3,000$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0
      Harry ReidDNV$6,805$0
      Jim RischRID$0$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,000$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$0
      Arlen SpecterDPA$4,000$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$6,500$0
      Jon TesterDMT$5,199$0
      John ThuneRSD$0$0
      Mark UdallDCO$8,500$0
      Tom UdallDNM$9,000$0
      David VitterRLA$0$0
      George VoinovichROH$0$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0
      Jim WebbDVA$1,550$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,000$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
      Ron WydenDOR$2,000$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$0$0
      Max BaucusDMT$12,000$0
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$0
      Mark BegichDAK$10,000$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$10,000$0
      Bob BennettRUT$0$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$0
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$10,000$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$12,000$0
      Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
      Jim BunningRKY$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$250$0
      Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
      Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Ben CardinDMD$14,300$0
      Tom CarperDDE$1,580$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$16,300$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
      Tom CoburnROK$0$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
      John CornynRTX$0$0
      Mike CrapoRID$0$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
      Chris DoddDCT$15,900$0
      Byron DorganDND$2,000$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$5,000$0
      John EnsignRNV$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Russ FeingoldDWI$9,998$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$3,200$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$0
      Judd GreggRNH$0$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$2,506$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
      Jim InhofeROK$0$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$7,000$0
      Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
      Ted KennedyDMA$1,800$0
      John F. KerryDMA$0$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$8,500$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$0$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$5,250$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,500$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$5,400$0
      Blanche LincolnDAR$11,262$0
      Dick LugarRIN$0$0
      Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
      John McCainRAZ$0$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,500$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,000$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,400$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$8,684$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$5,000$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$3,000$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0
      Harry ReidDNV$6,805$0
      Jim RischRID$0$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,000$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$0
      Arlen SpecterDPA$4,000$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$6,500$0
      Jon TesterDMT$5,199$0
      John ThuneRSD$0$0
      Mark UdallDCO$8,500$0
      Tom UdallDNM$9,000$0
      David VitterRLA$0$0
      George VoinovichROH$0$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0
      Jim WebbDVA$1,550$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,000$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
      Ron WydenDOR$2,000$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,949,048
      Elderly issues/Social Security$309,283
      Consumer groups$10,500

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,949,048
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