US HB1552 | 2015-2016 | 114th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 78-0)
Status: Introduced on March 23 2015 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2015-03-27 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2015 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require an applicant for approval of a new animal drug that is a medically important antimicrobial to demonstrate that there is a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health from antimicrobial resistance attributable to the nontherapeutic use of the drug. Medically important antimicrobials are drugs intended for use in food-producing animals that contain: (1) specified antibiotics, or (2) certain drugs on the World Health Organization’s list of critically important antimicrobials. Two years after enactment of this Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must withdraw approval of a drug's nontherapeutic use in food-producing animals unless the FDA makes a determination that, based on the application holder's demonstration or an FDA risk analysis, there is a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health from antimicrobial resistance attributable to nontherapeutic use. The FDA must rescind an exemption for investigational use of, or approval of a new drug application for, a medically important antimicrobial for its nontherapeutic use in food-producing animals two years after the exemption is granted or the application for approval is submitted unless there is a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health from antimicrobial resistance attributable to nontherapeutic use. A medically important antimicrobial cannot be administered (including through animal feed) to a food-producing animal for disease control unless there is a significant risk that a disease or infection present on the premises will be transmitted to the animal.

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Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2015


Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA]Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]
Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]
Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]
Rep. Michael Honda [D-CA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]
Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Luis Gutierrez [D-IL]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT]


2015-03-27HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2015-03-24HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E400-401)
2015-03-23HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2015-03-23HouseIntroduced in House


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