McKinley introduces bill to clarify how drug companies handle 'suspicious orders' -Charleston Gazette Mail

A West Virginia Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday to clarify requirements that drug distributors report suspicious orders of controlled substances to law enforcement and block those orders.

U.S. Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., introduced the ‘‘Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act of 2019.”

Under current law, drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies are required to report orders that appear to be suspicious (by size or frequency) to the Drug Enforcement Agency. A congressional committee recently found drug shippers failed to adequately report or withhold those orders. However, some in the industry have argued the federal guidelines are too vague to follow.

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