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S. 959 - Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act

Health. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding drugs. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Amendments:
4 proposed amendments. View amendments 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act

S. 959 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding drugs. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding drugs.
Other Titles
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act
  • Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act
  • Drug Supply Chain Security Act
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act
  • Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act
Sponsor
Tom Harkin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Business records
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Federal preemption
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Prescription drugs
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Small business
  • State and local government operations
  • User charges and fees
  • Veterinary medicine and animal diseases
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Major Actions
Introduced5/15/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (4 proposed)
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/15/2013
5/15/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
5/15/2013Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar5/22/2013Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
6/19/2013Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar6/19/2013Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 89.
7/30/2013
7/30/2013Senate amendment submitted
7/30/2013
7/30/2013Senate amendment submitted
7/30/2013
7/30/2013Senate amendment submitted
7/30/2013
7/30/2013Senate amendment submitted
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 1826Boozman, John [R-AR]July 30, 2013Offered on July 29, 2013.

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S. Amdt. 1827Boozman, John [R-AR]July 30, 2013Offered on July 29, 2013.

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S. Amdt. 1828Boozman, John [R-AR]July 30, 2013Offered on July 29, 2013.

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S. Amdt. 1829Boozman, John [R-AR]July 30, 2013Offered on July 29, 2013.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$10,203,094
$8,159,187
$362,505
$18,724,786
43% more
$9,267,008
$9,036,539
$215,710
$469,949
$61,544
$7,738,511
$26,789,261
5 Organizations Supported and 17 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act

5 organizations supported this bill

American Hospital Association
American Hospital Association (2013, August 1). AHA voices support for bill to improve safety of compounded drugs. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from American Hospital Association.
American Public Health Association
undersigned (2013, June 10). Compounding Letter Senate HELP. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from APHA.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Abramowitz, Paul (2013, May 17). Dear Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Alexander, and Senators Roberts, Franken and Mikulski:. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from American Society Of Health-Systems Pharmacists.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Grant, Patricia (2013, July 22). Dear Mr. Chairman:. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Trust for America's Health
undersigned (2013, June 10). Compounding Letter Senate HELP. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from APHA.

17 organizations opposed this bill

American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Catholic Citizens of Illinois
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Coalition on Abortion / Breast Cancer
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Concerned Women for America of Texas
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Conservative Republicans of Texas
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Eagle Forum
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Illinois Right to Life Committee
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Life Advocates
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
National Community Pharmacists Association
B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA (2013, July 25). Pharmacists: Senate Bill Enhances Drug Supply Chain Security, but also Threatens Patient Access to Essential Medications. Retrieved July 26, 2013, from NCPA.
Students for Life of America
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Texans for Life Committee
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Texas Eagle Forum
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
Texas Right to Life
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
The Heidi Group
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.
The Justice Foundation
undersigned organizations (2013, July 9). Coalition Letter Against S. 959. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from AAPS.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$251,317$230,550
Kelly AyotteRNH$157,875$273,694
Tammy BaldwinDWI$141,045$142,126
John BarrassoRWY$430,443$284,450
Max BaucusDMT$184,148$118,862
Mark BegichDAK$150,651$120,550
Michael F. BennetDCO$193,463$208,547
Richard BlumenthalDCT$156,925$123,089
Roy BluntRMO$320,413$453,118
John BoozmanRAR$97,985$124,348
Barbara BoxerDCA$147,720$221,275
Sherrod BrownDOH$570,479$284,108
Richard BurrRNC$338,645$395,730
Maria CantwellDWA$144,177$89,100
Ben CardinDMD$278,500$128,960
Tom CarperDDE$113,900$199,160
Bob CaseyDPA$325,028$327,547
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$20,975$22,550
Daniel CoatsRIN$88,600$150,050
Tom CoburnROK$114,963$201,093
William Thad CochranRMS$83,859$82,350
Susan M. CollinsRME$161,500$126,800
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$81,700$269,450
Bob CorkerRTN$319,629$326,970
John CornynRTX$483,476$631,393
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$119,302$120,692
Ted CruzRTX$190,154$1,808,827
Joe DonnellyDIN$89,866$151,047
Dick DurbinDIL$204,675$117,650
Mike EnziRWY$117,500$170,850
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$91,984$157,376
Deb FischerRNE$89,114$297,785
Jeff FlakeRAZ$157,561$1,424,989
Al FrankenDMN$122,028$101,076
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$350,538$373,434
Lindsey GrahamRSC$168,302$212,758
Chuck GrassleyRIA$190,310$166,310
Kay R. HaganDNC$156,750$278,225
Tom HarkinDIA$130,200$85,100
Orrin G. HatchRUT$422,115$451,400
Martin HeinrichDNM$142,450$145,704
Heidi HeitkampDND$28,822$50,546
Dean HellerRNV$221,750$324,121
Mazie K. HironoDHI$23,050$48,250
John HoevenRND$55,750$92,900
Jim InhofeROK$31,900$104,475
Johnny IsaksonRGA$254,780$188,700
Mike JohannsRNE$5,000$14,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$156,005$291,486
Tim JohnsonDSD$14,250$5,500
Tim KaineDVA$139,100$189,401
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$53,009$28,850
Mark KirkRIL$388,191$519,421
Amy KlobucharDMN$139,572$53,200
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$214,145$151,140
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,000$41,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$16,450$38,100
Mike LeeRUT$42,900$155,817
Carl LevinDMI$7,500$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$137,898$356,350
John McCainRAZ$143,081$273,998
Claire McCaskillDMO$198,616$185,758
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$756,595$1,023,144
Bob MenéndezDNJ$403,425$689,600
Jeff MerkleyDOR$90,532$68,094
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$148,849$214,308
Jerry MoranRKS$131,570$112,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$73,873$91,850
Chris MurphyDCT$314,653$187,189
Patty MurrayDWA$272,907$284,012
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$305,932$316,000
Rand PaulRKY$308,928$813,641
Rob PortmanROH$334,216$443,391
Mark L. PryorDAR$187,253$187,326
John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,950$45,750
Harry ReidDNV$611,600$496,191
Jim RischRID$22,110$76,752
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$223,789$323,667
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,250$9,650
Marco RubioRFL$232,755$1,452,456
Bernie SandersIVT$33,216$27,983
Brian SchatzDHI$29,900$38,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$556,675$254,750
Tim ScottRSC$201,625$515,287
Jeff SessionsRAL$23,950$52,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$131,308$84,709
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$65,300$38,900
Debbie StabenowDMI$354,869$226,923
Jon TesterDMT$147,222$144,350
John ThuneRSD$204,195$344,628
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$435,082$1,844,901
Mark UdallDCO$202,800$236,050
Tom UdallDNM$55,200$100,450
David VitterRLA$248,900$376,902
Mark R. WarnerDVA$226,505$180,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$315,720$300,201
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$76,033$84,450
Roger F. WickerRMS$78,800$86,600
Ron WydenDOR$472,265$303,600

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$251,317$230,550
Kelly AyotteRNH$157,875$273,694
Tammy BaldwinDWI$141,045$142,126
John BarrassoRWY$430,443$284,450
Max BaucusDMT$184,148$118,862
Mark BegichDAK$150,651$120,550
Michael F. BennetDCO$193,463$208,547
Richard BlumenthalDCT$156,925$123,089
Roy BluntRMO$320,413$453,118
John BoozmanRAR$97,985$124,348
Barbara BoxerDCA$147,720$221,275
Sherrod BrownDOH$570,479$284,108
Richard BurrRNC$338,645$395,730
Maria CantwellDWA$144,177$89,100
Ben CardinDMD$278,500$128,960
Tom CarperDDE$113,900$199,160
Bob CaseyDPA$325,028$327,547
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$20,975$22,550
Daniel CoatsRIN$88,600$150,050
Tom CoburnROK$114,963$201,093
William Thad CochranRMS$83,859$82,350
Susan M. CollinsRME$161,500$126,800
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$81,700$269,450
Bob CorkerRTN$319,629$326,970
John CornynRTX$483,476$631,393
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$119,302$120,692
Ted CruzRTX$190,154$1,808,827
Joe DonnellyDIN$89,866$151,047
Dick DurbinDIL$204,675$117,650
Mike EnziRWY$117,500$170,850
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$91,984$157,376
Deb FischerRNE$89,114$297,785
Jeff FlakeRAZ$157,561$1,424,989
Al FrankenDMN$122,028$101,076
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$350,538$373,434
Lindsey GrahamRSC$168,302$212,758
Chuck GrassleyRIA$190,310$166,310
Kay R. HaganDNC$156,750$278,225
Tom HarkinDIA$130,200$85,100
Orrin G. HatchRUT$422,115$451,400
Martin HeinrichDNM$142,450$145,704
Heidi HeitkampDND$28,822$50,546
Dean HellerRNV$221,750$324,121
Mazie K. HironoDHI$23,050$48,250
John HoevenRND$55,750$92,900
Jim InhofeROK$31,900$104,475
Johnny IsaksonRGA$254,780$188,700
Mike JohannsRNE$5,000$14,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$156,005$291,486
Tim JohnsonDSD$14,250$5,500
Tim KaineDVA$139,100$189,401
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$53,009$28,850
Mark KirkRIL$388,191$519,421
Amy KlobucharDMN$139,572$53,200
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$214,145$151,140
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,000$41,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$16,450$38,100
Mike LeeRUT$42,900$155,817
Carl LevinDMI$7,500$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$137,898$356,350
John McCainRAZ$143,081$273,998
Claire McCaskillDMO$198,616$185,758
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$756,595$1,023,144
Bob MenéndezDNJ$403,425$689,600
Jeff MerkleyDOR$90,532$68,094
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$148,849$214,308
Jerry MoranRKS$131,570$112,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$73,873$91,850
Chris MurphyDCT$314,653$187,189
Patty MurrayDWA$272,907$284,012
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$305,932$316,000
Rand PaulRKY$308,928$813,641
Rob PortmanROH$334,216$443,391
Mark L. PryorDAR$187,253$187,326
John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,950$45,750
Harry ReidDNV$611,600$496,191
Jim RischRID$22,110$76,752
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$223,789$323,667
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,250$9,650
Marco RubioRFL$232,755$1,452,456
Bernie SandersIVT$33,216$27,983
Brian SchatzDHI$29,900$38,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$556,675$254,750
Tim ScottRSC$201,625$515,287
Jeff SessionsRAL$23,950$52,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$131,308$84,709
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$65,300$38,900
Debbie StabenowDMI$354,869$226,923
Jon TesterDMT$147,222$144,350
John ThuneRSD$204,195$344,628
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$435,082$1,844,901
Mark UdallDCO$202,800$236,050
Tom UdallDNM$55,200$100,450
David VitterRLA$248,900$376,902
Mark R. WarnerDVA$226,505$180,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$315,720$300,201
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$76,033$84,450
Roger F. WickerRMS$78,800$86,600
Ron WydenDOR$472,265$303,600

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,203,094
Hospitals$8,159,187
Pharmacists$707,166
Health & welfare policy$362,505

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Physicians$9,267,008
Republican/Conservative$9,036,539
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$7,738,511
Pharmacists$707,166
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$469,949
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$215,710
Christian Conservative$61,544
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