Senate Passes Pandemic Preparedness Bill Minus OTC Reform Language

By Beth Wang / May 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM
The Senate on Thursday (May 16) passed Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) pandemic preparedness bill, which reups hazard preparedness programs at HHS, but the bill, unlike the House counterpart, does not include language to reform FDA’s over-the-counter monograph regulations. The House will now have to pass a revised version of the bill in order to reconcile it with the Senate bill, according to a spokesperson from Burr’s office. The House in early January passed a legislative package that combined the Pandemic...

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