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S. 2295 - Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act

Health. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act

S. 2295 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so.
Other Titles
  • Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Prescription drugs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/18/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/18/2012
4/18/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
4/18/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$6,462,766
$5,150
$141,412
$239,532
$45,301
$6,894,161
12% more
$7,713,818
$7,713,818

opposed this bill

12 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act

12 organizations supported this bill

AARP
Rogers, Joyce (2012, March 30). DEAR SENATOR LEAHY:. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Government Printing Office.
Alliance for Justice
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.
American Association for Justice
American Association for Justice (2012, April 18). Congressional Proposal Would Expand Generic Drug Manufacturers’ Duty to Warn . Retrieved July 9, 2012, from American Association for Justice.
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
The Attorneys and Staff of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC (n.d.). Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.
Consumer Action
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.
Consumer Watchdog
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.
Consumers Union
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.
National Association of Attorneys General
National Association of Attorneys General (2012, May 14). Attorneys General Support Federal Legislation Giving Generic Drug Makers the Ability to Correct Label Warnings. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from National Association of Attorneys General.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.
Public Citizen
Zieve, Allison & Wold, Sidney (2012, April 18). Re: Letter in support of Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Public Citizen.
U.S. PIRG
Undersigned Organizations (2012, April 17). Consumer Groups Strongly Support the Patient Safety and Generic Labeling Improvement Act. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Alliance for Justice.

1 organization opposed this bill

Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Thomas, Katie (2012, April 18). Bills Seek to Change Rule on Generic Drug Labels. New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/health/bills-seek-to-change-rule-on-generic-drug-label.html.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$30,100$123,100
Kelly AyotteRNH$200$68,450
John BarrassoRWY$1,083$145,000
Max BaucusDMT$50,393$242,420
Mark BegichDAK$185,067$9,500
Michael F. BennetDCO$68,182$97,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$7,400
Richard BlumenthalDCT$72,521$41,900
Roy BluntRMO$4,850$168,400
John BoozmanRAR$500$4,750
Barbara BoxerDCA$242,945$57,200
Scott P. BrownRMA$14,683$207,370
Sherrod BrownDOH$222,446$46,270
Richard BurrRNC$2,747$208,300
Maria CantwellDWA$129,799$24,250
Ben CardinDMD$31,050$53,200
Tom CarperDDE$11,750$160,250
Bob CaseyDPA$92,614$174,130
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,200$77,450
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$43,850
Tom CoburnROK$0$98,051
William Thad CochranRMS$0$44,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$24,250$99,300
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$10,500
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$63,767$110,450
Bob CorkerRTN$72,055$106,900
John CornynRTX$27,550$148,450
Mike CrapoRID$14,900$115,350
Jim DeMintRSC$1,500$27,250
Dick DurbinDIL$355,880$54,100
Mike EnziRWY$0$147,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,450$65,050
Al FrankenDMN$273,831$5,500
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$238,180$167,700
Lindsey GrahamRSC$144,703$26,750
Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,900$61,500
Kay R. HaganDNC$80,230$116,500
Tom HarkinDIA$49,900$137,600
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,633$325,300
Dean HellerRNV$500$42,500
John HoevenRND$0$42,700
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$6,000
Jim InhofeROK$0$24,750
Dan InouyeDHI$23,000$10,200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$98,750
Mike JohannsRNE$11,000$58,900
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$10,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$51,648$1,500
John F. KerryDMA$69,350$36,170
Mark KirkRIL$40,250$153,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$106,765$15,250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$18,700
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$122,501$85,300
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$77,050$129,900
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$79,681$52,050
Mike LeeRUT$1,500$13,500
Carl LevinDMI$77,950$1,900
Joe LiebermanICT$0$9,000
Dick LugarRIN$3,333$47,550
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$29,800$225,000
John McCainRAZ$4,500$20,700
Claire McCaskillDMO$405,618$41,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$33,550$284,250
Bob MenéndezDNJ$101,950$263,550
Jeff MerkleyDOR$85,021$34,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$70,400$127,221
Jerry MoranRKS$500$33,350
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$68,600
Patty MurrayDWA$87,437$144,250
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,500$130,350
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$304,501$59,150
Rand PaulRKY$4,250$16,750
Rob PortmanROH$4,000$102,225
Mark L. PryorDAR$184,900$33,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$63,700$32,600
Harry ReidDNV$787,783$175,825
Jim RischRID$11,000$29,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$135,750
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$73,898$46,000
Marco RubioRFL$1,000$46,600
Bernie SandersIVT$36,225$250
Chuck SchumerDNY$313,022$95,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$8,150$54,200
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$100,859$19,744
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$26,025$31,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$6,333$34,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$46,750$52,500
Jon TesterDMT$282,257$68,000
John ThuneRSD$0$53,350
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,225$104,517
Mark UdallDCO$191,633$122,625
Tom UdallDNM$96,936$35,200
David VitterRLA$1,000$11,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$118,255$116,400
Jim WebbDVA$4,500$7,250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$101,800$35,250
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$81,600
Ron WydenDOR$53,246$52,400

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$30,100$123,100
Kelly AyotteRNH$200$68,450
John BarrassoRWY$1,083$145,000
Max BaucusDMT$50,393$242,420
Mark BegichDAK$185,067$9,500
Michael F. BennetDCO$68,182$97,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$7,400
Richard BlumenthalDCT$72,521$41,900
Roy BluntRMO$4,850$168,400
John BoozmanRAR$500$4,750
Barbara BoxerDCA$242,945$57,200
Scott P. BrownRMA$14,683$207,370
Sherrod BrownDOH$222,446$46,270
Richard BurrRNC$2,747$208,300
Maria CantwellDWA$129,799$24,250
Ben CardinDMD$31,050$53,200
Tom CarperDDE$11,750$160,250
Bob CaseyDPA$92,614$174,130
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,200$77,450
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$43,850
Tom CoburnROK$0$98,051
William Thad CochranRMS$0$44,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$24,250$99,300
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$10,500
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$63,767$110,450
Bob CorkerRTN$72,055$106,900
John CornynRTX$27,550$148,450
Mike CrapoRID$14,900$115,350
Jim DeMintRSC$1,500$27,250
Dick DurbinDIL$355,880$54,100
Mike EnziRWY$0$147,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,450$65,050
Al FrankenDMN$273,831$5,500
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$238,180$167,700
Lindsey GrahamRSC$144,703$26,750
Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,900$61,500
Kay R. HaganDNC$80,230$116,500
Tom HarkinDIA$49,900$137,600
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,633$325,300
Dean HellerRNV$500$42,500
John HoevenRND$0$42,700
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$6,000
Jim InhofeROK$0$24,750
Dan InouyeDHI$23,000$10,200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$98,750
Mike JohannsRNE$11,000$58,900
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$10,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$51,648$1,500
John F. KerryDMA$69,350$36,170
Mark KirkRIL$40,250$153,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$106,765$15,250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$18,700
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$122,501$85,300
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$77,050$129,900
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$79,681$52,050
Mike LeeRUT$1,500$13,500
Carl LevinDMI$77,950$1,900
Joe LiebermanICT$0$9,000
Dick LugarRIN$3,333$47,550
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$29,800$225,000
John McCainRAZ$4,500$20,700
Claire McCaskillDMO$405,618$41,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$33,550$284,250
Bob MenéndezDNJ$101,950$263,550
Jeff MerkleyDOR$85,021$34,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$70,400$127,221
Jerry MoranRKS$500$33,350
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$68,600
Patty MurrayDWA$87,437$144,250
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,500$130,350
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$304,501$59,150
Rand PaulRKY$4,250$16,750
Rob PortmanROH$4,000$102,225
Mark L. PryorDAR$184,900$33,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$63,700$32,600
Harry ReidDNV$787,783$175,825
Jim RischRID$11,000$29,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$135,750
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$73,898$46,000
Marco RubioRFL$1,000$46,600
Bernie SandersIVT$36,225$250
Chuck SchumerDNY$313,022$95,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$8,150$54,200
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$100,859$19,744
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$26,025$31,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$6,333$34,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$46,750$52,500
Jon TesterDMT$282,257$68,000
John ThuneRSD$0$53,350
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,225$104,517
Mark UdallDCO$191,633$122,625
Tom UdallDNM$96,936$35,200
David VitterRLA$1,000$11,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$118,255$116,400
Jim WebbDVA$4,500$7,250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$101,800$35,250
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$81,600
Ron WydenDOR$53,246$52,400

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,462,766
Elderly issues/Social Security$239,532
Public official (elected or appointed)$141,412
Human Rights$45,301
Consumer groups$5,150

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$7,713,818
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