HB 3583 – IllinoisStatus: In Process
Year Introduced: 2021
Creates the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall enter into partnerships to increase competition, lower prices, and address shortages in the market for generic prescription drugs, to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for public and private purchasers, taxpayers, and consumers, and to increase patient access to affordable drugs. Requires the partnerships to result in the production or distribution of generic prescription drugs with the intent that these drugs be made widely available to public and private purchasers, providers and suppliers, and pharmacies. Provides that the Department shall comply with specified requirements when entering into partnerships or setting prices for generic prescription drugs. Requires the Department to submit separate reports to the General Assembly that (1) assess the feasibility of directly manufacturing generic prescription drugs and selling generic prescription drugs at a fair price; and (2) describe the status of all drugs targeted under the Act and analyze how the activities of the Department may impact competition, access to targeted drugs, the costs of those drugs, and the costs of generic prescription drugs to public and private purchasers. Contains other provisions. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt certain information disclosed under the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act is exempt from disclosure under the Act. Contains a severability provision. Effective July 1, 2021.
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