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H.R.4245 - Influenza Preparedness and Prevention Act of 2005

To provide for programs and activities with respect to pandemic influenza, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Influenza Preparedness and Prevention Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide for programs and activities with respect to pandemic influenza, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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11/07/05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Influenza Preparedness and Prevention Act of 2005 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to stockpile antivirals, pandemic influenza vaccines, and essential supplies for a pandemic influenza. Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit any cause of action for liability r

Official Summary

Influenza Preparedness and Prevention Act of 2005 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to stockpile antivirals, pandemic influenza vaccines, and essential supplies for a pandemic influenza. Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit any cause of action for liability related to a qualified pandemic or epidemic product or a security countermeasure, with an exception for willful misconduct. Requires the Secretary to establish a buyback protocol to purchase excess stocks of influenza vaccine. Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a regulatory roadmap to address issues surrounding emergency use authorization of influenza vaccine. Establishes the Office of Safety Evaluation and Pandemic Preparedness. Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop a public education campaign about pandemic influenza and preparedness. Requires the United States Geological Survey to carry out an interagency effort to detect avian influenza in wild birds. Provides for the expansion and intensification of influenza research. Requires the Director of CDC to expand and intensify Global Disease Detection Initiative efforts. Requires the Secretary to submit to the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) a proposal to study the feasibility of establishing a Pandemic Fund to support pandemic influenza control and relief activities. Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to expand and intensify efforts to prevent pandemic influenza. Requires states, as a condition of receiving funds from CDC or the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to have a Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan.

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