H.R.6331 - Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act of 2010
To provide incentives for the development of qualified infectious disease products.
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Mr. GINGREY of Georgia (for himself, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. ROGERS of Michigan, and Ms. DEGETTE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and CommerceCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD.
‘SEC. 505E. EXTENSION OF EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD FOR NEW QUALIFIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE PRODUCTS.
‘(a) Extension- If, prior to approval or licensure of a drug or biological product pursuant to an application that is submitted under section 505(b) of this Act or section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act, the Secretary determines that the drug or biological product is a qualified infectious disease product, then the exclusivity period for such qualified infectious disease product is deemed to be extended by 5 years.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) a subsequent application filed by the same sponsor or manufacturer of the qualified infectious disease product (or a licensor, predecessor in interest, or other related entity) for--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) a change (not including a modification to the structure of the qualified infectious disease product) that results in a new indication, route of administration, dosing schedule, dosage form, delivery system, delivery device, or strength; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(c) Determination- At the request of any person submitting an application described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall, not later than 30 days after the submission of such request and prior to approval of the application, determine whether the drug or biological product is a qualified infectious disease product.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(d) Regulations- The Secretary shall promulgate regulations for carrying out this section. The Secretary shall promulgate the initial regulations for carrying out this section not later than 12 months after such date of enactment.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD- The term ‘exclusivity period’ means, with respect to a qualified infectious disease product approved or licensed under section 505 of this Act or section 351 of the Public Health Service Act, the period of time (as extended under section 505A or 527 of this Act or section 351(m) of the Public Health Service Act) during which such section 505 or 351 prohibit the Secretary from making effective the approval of another application under such section 505 or 351 for such product for a person who is not the holder of such approved application or of such approved license.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) QUALIFIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE PRODUCT- The term ‘qualified infectious disease product’ means an antibiotic drug, or a diagnostic test including a point-of-care diagnostic test, for treating, detecting, preventing, or identifying a qualifying pathogen.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) resistant gram positive pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA), and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(D) any other infectious pathogen identified for purposes of this section by the Secretary, in concurrence with infectious disease clinicians and appropriate professional associations, as a significant threat to public health because of drug resistance or other factors (or likely to become such a threat).’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Application- Section 505E of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to any drug or biological product that is first approved or licensed under section 505 of such Act (
21 U.S.C. 355) or section 351 of the Public Health Service Act ( 42 U.S.C. 262) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. PRIORITY REVIEW.
‘SEC. 524A. PRIORITY REVIEW FOR QUALIFIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE PRODUCTS.
‘(a) In General- If the Secretary determines under section 505E that a drug is a qualified infectious disease product, the Secretary shall give priority review to the application for approval or licensure of such product submitted under section 505(b) of this Act or section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Definition- In this section, the term ‘priority review’, with respect to an application described in subsection (b), means review and action by the Secretary on such application not later than 6 months after receipt by the Secretary of such application.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Application- Section 524A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to an application that is submitted under section 505(b) of such Act (
21 U.S.C. 355(b)) or section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act ( 42 U.S.C. 262(a)) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. FAST TRACK PRODUCT.
Paragraph (1) of section 506(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (
SEC. 6. CLINICAL TRIALS.
(B) as appropriate, revise such guidelines to reflect developments in scientific and medical information and technology and to ensure clarity regarding the procedures and requirements for approval of an antibiotic drug under chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (
(2) ISSUES FOR REVIEW- At a minimum, the review under paragraph (1) shall address the appropriate animal models of infection, in vitro techniques, valid micro-biological surrogate markers, the use of non-inferiority versus superiority trials, and appropriate delta values for non-inferiority trials.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) REPORTS TO CONGRESS- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for the next 4 years, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress on the progress of the review under paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION- Except to the extent to which the Secretary of Health and Human Services makes revisions under paragraph (1)(B), nothing in this section shall be construed to repeal or otherwise affect the guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) REQUEST- The sponsor of a drug intended to be used to treat, detect, prevent, or identify a qualifying pathogen may request that the Secretary provide written recommendations for nonclinical and clinical investigations which may be conducted with the drug before--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) RECOMMENDATIONS- If the Secretary has reason to believe that a drug for which a request is made under this subsection is a qualified infectious disease product, the Secretary shall provide the person making the request written recommendations for the nonclinical and clinical investigations which the Secretary believes, on the basis of information available to the Secretary at the time of the request, would be necessary for--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink