S. 3478

To provide for the designation of biological products as qualified infectious disease products.

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117 S3478 IS: Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Through Opening Opportunities to Leverage Science Act of 2022

U.S. Senate

2022-01-11

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3478

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 11 (legislative day, January 10), 2022

Mr. Casey

(for himself,

Mr. Cassidy

, and

Mr. Murphy

) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To provide for the designation of biological products as qualified infectious disease products.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Through Opening Opportunities to Leverage Science Act of 2022

or the

GAIN TOOLS Act of 2022

.

2.

Expanding qualified infectious disease products to include biological products

(a)

In general

Section 505E of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (

21 U.S.C. 355f

) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

in paragraph (2), by striking

; or

and inserting

;

;

(B)

in paragraph (3), by striking the period and inserting

; or

; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(4)

an application pursuant to section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act.

;

(2)

in subsection (d)(1), by inserting

of this Act or section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act

after

section 505(b)

; and

(3)

by amending subsection (g) to read as follows:

(g)

Qualified infectious disease product

The term

qualified infectious disease product

means a drug or biological product for human use that—

(1)

is—

(A)

an antibacterial or antifungal drug; or

(B)

a biological product that acts directly on bacteria or fungi or on substances produced by such bacteria or fungi; and

(2)

is intended to treat a serious or life-threatening infection, including such an infection caused by—

(A)

an antibacterial or antifungal resistant pathogen, including novel or emerging infectious pathogens; or

(B)

qualifying pathogens listed by the Secretary under subsection (f).

.

(b)

Priority review

Section 524A(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (

21 U.S.C. 360n–1(a)

) is amended by inserting

of this Act, or section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act, that requires clinical data (other than bioavailability studies) to demonstrate safety or effectiveness

before the period.