H.R. 5663: Safeguarding Therapeutics Act

CBO Score

$7 million

Date of Report

Wed November 25th, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to give authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to destroy counterfeit devices.

Sponsor: Rep. Brett Guthrie — R — KY

Extends the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to destroy certain imported products (known as administrative destruction authority) to include medical devices. Administrative destruction authority allows FDA to destroy certain imports when FDA believes such products are adulterated, misbranded, or unapproved and may pose a threat to public health. Under current law, FDA's destruction authority is limited to counterfeit drugs imported into the United States that are valued at $2,500 or less.

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