Senators Reintroduce 'Fair' Bill to Ban Authorized Generics

by: Aaron F. Barkoff

Senator Jay Rockefeller [D-WV] has introduced S. 438, "The Fair Prescription Drug Act of 2007," which would ban the sale of authorized generic drugs during an ANDA applicant's 180-day exclusivity period.

The bill is cosponsored by Senators Kohl [D-WI], Leahy, [D-VT], and Schumer [D-NY].

The same bill was proposed last year as S. 3695. Senator Kohl expressed optimism that the bill would have better prospects this time around - and it just might, given that the Democrats now control Congress.


  • Jan. 31, 2007 UPI article
  • Jan. 31, 2007 Mylan Labs press release
  • July 24, 2006 OBB post on last year's bill
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