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house Bill H.R. 1450

Counterfeit Drug Prevention Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedMarch 11th, 2009

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Counterfeit Drug Prevention Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to counterfeit drugs, and for other purposes.


Counterfeit Drug Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish criminal penalties of a fine and imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both, for any person who commits a prohibited act relating to counterfeiting knowing that: (1) the conduct concerns the rendering of a drug as a counterfeit drug; (2) the conduct will cause a drug to be a counterfeit drug; or (3) a drug, held, sold, or dispensed is a counterfeit drug. Increases the term of imprisonment to any term of years or for life if the use of a counterfeit drug is the proximate cause of a consumer's death. Modifies provisions pertaining to criminal fines for committing certain prohibited acts involving food, drugs, devices, or cosmetics.

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