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May 14, 2007
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Politics & Policy

Amendment no. (Sponsor) Purpose
985 (Sam Brownback, R-Kan.) Would establish a priority drug review process to encourage development of treatments for tropical diseases; would award a priority review voucher to any company that brings a neglected tropical disease treatment to market. The voucher would be transferable and could be applied to any drug in a company's pipeline.
990 (Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.) Would allow individuals to import prescription drugs freely from Canada; would allow pharmacists to import from a number of industrialized countries. Excludes biologics. The Senate also passed Amendment 1010 (below), which would nullify Amendment 990 for at least the remainder of the Bush administration....

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