ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Lawmakers seek reauthorization of pediatric drug laws

March 31, 2012 12:10 AM UTC

Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bill to permanently reauthorize the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act. Rogers said the bill would also enact new reforms to strengthen the laws, including: new tools for FDA to ensure pediatric studies are completed on time; increased transparency on the status of ongoing pediatric studies; and a greater focus on the safety of drugs in infants. The BPCA and PREA Reauthorization Act of 2012 (H.R. 4274) has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. ...