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DXM bill ready for House debate

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Dextromethorphan Distribution Act, H.R. 1259, moves March 24 to the House calendar for floor debate (1"The Tan Sheet" March 9, 2009, p. 8). The Energy and Commerce Committee approved the bill March 4. The bill authored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., would curb bulk on-line sales of DXM, specifically targeting preventing abuse by teens. ... OMB puts a price on Upton bill: The Congressional Budget Office says in a March 20 report that H.R. 1259 would cost $1 million in 2010 to implement and $11 million between 2010 and 2014. The Energy and Commerce Committee ordered the report, which notes the bill potentially could impact direct spending and revenues, but estimates "any such effects would not be significant.

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