House Approves New Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

July 25, 2018

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First major change to federal regulation of the over-the-counter drug industry in

40 years

The bill creates a

 134 million
five-year Federal Drug Administration (FDA) user fee program that adds roughly

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 to help oversee the

 $32 billion industry
The bill would also shorten OTC drugs’ market exclusivity and broaden the agency’s ability to pull products with ingredients it deems unsafe.


For more information on this legislation and other healthcare news, read our Washington Healthcare Update.