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      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedDecember 17th, 2010

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Drug Safety Enhancement Act of 2011

Official Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of drugs, and for other purposes.


Drug Safety Enhancement Act of 2011 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expand safety and inspection requirements for the manufacture and importation of drugs by: (1) expanding registration requirements for foreign and domestic drug producers; (2) requiring drug manufacturers to have in effect and implement an effective quality system; (3) expanding and equalizing inspection requirements for foreign and domestic drug producers; (4) imposing additional requirements relating to the notification, nondistribution, and recall of adulterated or misbranded drugs; (5) permitting the detention of drugs found to be in violation of drug safety requirements; (6) allowing for the destruction of drugs that pose a significant adverse health effect; (7) providing enhanced civil and criminal penalties and forfeiture for violations of drug safety requirements and enhanced subpoena authority for investigating violations; (8) prohibiting the importation of drugs into the United States lacking documentation of safety; (9) requiring unique identification numbers for drug establishments and importers; and (10) expanding protections for whistleblowers who refuse to violate, or who disclose violations of, this Act.

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