S.895: Antimicrobial Data Collection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 7 (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Antimicrobial Data Collection Act - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA), to develop a research program to study the relationship between the sales, distribution, and end-use practices of animal drugs containing an antimicrobial active ingredient in food-producing animals and antimicrobial resistance trends. Requires the Secretary to analyze data from the program to determine the data's contribution to studying antimicrobial resistance and establishing an antimicrobial data collection strategy.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) report to Congress on the program's research design and goals, including a needs assessment to improve the FDA's evaluation of antimicrobial resistance; and (2) report to Congress and the public within two years with the comprehensive results of the program and recommendations for developing an antimicrobial data collection strategy.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.