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S. 974 - Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2018

Health. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products. (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.

Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2018

S. 974 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
Other Titles
  • CREATES Act of 2017
  • CREATES Act of 2017
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017
  • CREATES Act of 2017
  • CREATES Act of 2018
  • CREATES Act of 2018
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2018
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2018
  • Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2018
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Prescription drugs
  • Product development and innovation
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/27/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/27/2017
4/27/2017Introduced in Senate
4/27/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Put on a legislative calendar6/14/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
6/21/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar6/21/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 482.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$8,425,813
$259,310
$589,993
$735,193
$9,555,227
$4,316,756
$632,146
$55,350
$1,492,124
$2,332,643
$14,205,818
$1,835,049
$10,650
$1,301,811
$45,747,883
$0
18 Organizations Support and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2018

18 organizations support this bill

AARP
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
America's Health Insurance Plans
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
American College of Physicians
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
American Hospital Association
Nickels, Thomas P. (2017, April 27). AHA to Sen. Leahy Re: the CREATES Act of 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from American Hospital Association.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Coalition to Reduce Spending
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
CVS Health
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Express Scripts
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
FreedomWorks
Brandon, Adam (2017, July 25). Support the CREATES Act, S. 974 and H.R. 2212. Retrieved July 25, 2017, from FreedomWorks.
Frontiers of Freedom
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Healthcare Supply Chain Association
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Prime Therapeutics
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Public Citizen
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable
undersigned organizations (2017, April 27). Health Care Organizations' Letter on the CREATES Act. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$460,167$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$258,554$0
John BarrassoRWY$423,633$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$519,729$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$212,965$0
Roy BluntRMO$678,520$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$306,138$0
John BoozmanRAR$148,871$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$782,361$0
Richard BurrRNC$575,614$0
Maria CantwellDWA$148,188$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$414,100$0
Ben CardinDMD$280,235$0
Tom CarperDDE$172,400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$654,552$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,337,769$0
William Thad CochranRMS$174,250$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$210,950$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$123,252$0
Bob CorkerRTN$548,330$0
John CornynRTX$813,651$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$229,347$0
Tom CottonRAR$1,510,487$0
Mike CrapoRID$225,286$0
Ted CruzRTX$2,218,887$0
Steve DainesRMT$321,476$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$164,697$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$333,291$0
Dick DurbinDIL$368,784$0
Mike EnziRWY$135,750$0
Joni ErnstRIA$223,761$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$178,536$0
Deb FischerRNE$330,406$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,620,110$0
Al FrankenDMN$171,270$0
Cory GardnerRCO$626,852$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$333,839$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$294,935$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$460,339$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$184,081$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$187,137$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$686,749$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$197,953$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$142,355$0
Dean HellerRNV$436,482$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$120,119$0
John HoevenRND$77,720$0
Jim InhofeROK$135,474$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$353,795$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,059,943$0
Tim KaineDVA$318,952$0
John KennedyRLA$176,600$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$100,726$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$211,563$0
James LankfordROK$358,041$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$60,050$0
Mike LeeRUT$869,386$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$182,650$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$300,787$0
John McCainRAZ$352,115$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$394,087$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,514,877$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$798,920$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$111,061$0
Jerry MoranRKS$127,841$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$134,200$0
Chris MurphyDCT$325,451$0
Patty MurrayDWA$411,448$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$639,918$0
Rand PaulRKY$757,607$0
David PerdueRGA$402,388$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$688,457$0
Rob PortmanROH$846,000$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$84,963$0
Jim RischRID$84,847$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$403,681$0
Mike RoundsRSD$285,785$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,253,263$0
Bernie SandersIVT$52,747$0
Ben SasseRNE$899,254$0
Brian SchatzDHI$203,955$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$879,400$0
Tim ScottRSC$866,593$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$233,118$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$60,450$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$583,668$0
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$709,389$0
Jon TesterDMT$250,352$0
John ThuneRSD$415,340$0
Thom TillisRNC$463,292$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,081,199$0
Tom UdallDNM$162,795$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$618,740$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$434,675$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$578,099$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$152,375$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$107,408$0
Ron WydenDOR$722,481$0
Todd YoungRIN$502,799$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$460,167$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$258,554$0
John BarrassoRWY$423,633$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$519,729$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$212,965$0
Roy BluntRMO$678,520$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$306,138$0
John BoozmanRAR$148,871$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$782,361$0
Richard BurrRNC$575,614$0
Maria CantwellDWA$148,188$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$414,100$0
Ben CardinDMD$280,235$0
Tom CarperDDE$172,400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$654,552$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,337,769$0
William Thad CochranRMS$174,250$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$210,950$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$123,252$0
Bob CorkerRTN$548,330$0
John CornynRTX$813,651$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$229,347$0
Tom CottonRAR$1,510,487$0
Mike CrapoRID$225,286$0
Ted CruzRTX$2,218,887$0
Steve DainesRMT$321,476$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$164,697$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$333,291$0
Dick DurbinDIL$368,784$0
Mike EnziRWY$135,750$0
Joni ErnstRIA$223,761$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$178,536$0
Deb FischerRNE$330,406$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,620,110$0
Al FrankenDMN$171,270$0
Cory GardnerRCO$626,852$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$333,839$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$294,935$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$460,339$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$184,081$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$187,137$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$686,749$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$197,953$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$142,355$0
Dean HellerRNV$436,482$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$120,119$0
John HoevenRND$77,720$0
Jim InhofeROK$135,474$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$353,795$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,059,943$0
Tim KaineDVA$318,952$0
John KennedyRLA$176,600$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$100,726$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$211,563$0
James LankfordROK$358,041$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$60,050$0
Mike LeeRUT$869,386$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$182,650$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$300,787$0
John McCainRAZ$352,115$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$394,087$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,514,877$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$798,920$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$111,061$0
Jerry MoranRKS$127,841$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$134,200$0
Chris MurphyDCT$325,451$0
Patty MurrayDWA$411,448$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$639,918$0
Rand PaulRKY$757,607$0
David PerdueRGA$402,388$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$688,457$0
Rob PortmanROH$846,000$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$84,963$0
Jim RischRID$84,847$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$403,681$0
Mike RoundsRSD$285,785$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,253,263$0
Bernie SandersIVT$52,747$0
Ben SasseRNE$899,254$0
Brian SchatzDHI$203,955$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$879,400$0
Tim ScottRSC$866,593$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$233,118$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$60,450$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$583,668$0
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$709,389$0
Jon TesterDMT$250,352$0
John ThuneRSD$415,340$0
Thom TillisRNC$463,292$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,081,199$0
Tom UdallDNM$162,795$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$618,740$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$434,675$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$578,099$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$152,375$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$107,408$0
Ron WydenDOR$722,481$0
Todd YoungRIN$502,799$0

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
Physicians$9,555,227
Hospitals$8,425,813
Accident & health insurance$4,316,756
Health care services$2,332,643
Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,835,049
Drug stores$1,492,124
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,811
Insurance$735,193
Health & welfare policy$632,146
Pharmacists$589,993
Elderly issues/Social Security$259,310
Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
Consumer groups$10,650

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

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