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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed June 13th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedMay 10th, 2018

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What is it?

This bill would strengthen the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to seize, detain, refuse, or destroy imports of drugs that are under development and considered controlled substances. Individuals or companies found to have violated this bill’s provisions would face fines and debarment by the FDA — meaning they’d be prohibited from providing services to a person or entity that has an approved or pending drug application.


Individuals and companies importing drugs in violation of this bill; and the FDA.


The CBO estimates that enacting this bill would generate an insignificant increase in revenue.

More Information

In-DepthIntroduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), this bill passed the House Energy & Commerce Committee on a voice vote. It has the support of two Republican cosponsors.


Summary by Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: JulNichols / iStock)


Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018

Official Title

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