Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) praised the U. S. Senate for passing a bill that will help to ensure the safety of compounded drugs and our nation's pharmaceutical supply chain. Pallone, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and a leader on this issue, was a coauthor of the bipartisan Drug Quality and Security Act, H.R. 3204 that passed the House in September 2013. The bill now goes to the President for his signature.
"I commend the Senate for passing this bill and taking a critical step forward in securing the safety of our drug supply chain by creating a product tracing system and improving the quality of compounded drugs, which unfortunately have operated in the past under a faulty law. This legislation will allow FDA to require higher standards for certain drugs and better protect the public health," said Pallone. "I look forward to the President quickly signing this important bill into law."