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Bill targets drug execs

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Executive Summary

Pharmaceutical executives who knowingly withhold from the public information on serious adverse events associated with their products would be subject to criminal penalties under the "Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Accountability Act," or PhRma Act (HR 870), introduced in the House Feb. 16 by Reps. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) and Marion Berry (D-Ark.). Violators would be subject to 20-year minimum prison sentences and/or fines of up to $2 mil. CEOs would be required to issue annual reports on adverse drug experiences for their firms' products...

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