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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 1:49:05 to 1:52:10
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Fred Upton

1:49:01 to 1:49:21( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: of d.x.m. will lower the fonings for its abuse while at the same time protecting access to these needed medications. at this point, mr. speaker, i would like to yield three minutes to m michigan, mr. upton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for three minutes. mr. upton: thank you, mr. speaker. i, too, rise in strong support of this legislation.

Fred Upton

1:49:05 to 1:52:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

Fred Upton

1:49:22 to 1:49:43( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: the dextromethorphan distribution act of 2009. which i introduced to restrict the distribution of this product to entities registered food and drug administration and i want to thank the house leadership for scheduling this bill. i particularly want to thank mr. pallone who are has helped shepherd this legislation a couple of times as we have passed it in the house and yet

Fred Upton

1:49:44 to 1:50:06( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: the other body, the senate, has not taken it up in the same rm. we hope that the third time is the charm. but i also want to thank the chairman of the full committee and my good friend and colleague from washington, mr. larsen, for co-sponsoring this again with me. we know that d.x.m. can be and

Fred Upton

1:50:07 to 1:50:27( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: is a safe and effective nonnarcotic cough suppressant used in many over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. however safe that these might be used effectively by literally millions of americans every ye, taken in extremely large quantities it does produce a

Fred Upton

1:50:28 to 1:50:49( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: high and can cause brain damage, seizures, and even death. so currently there are no restrictions on the distribution of this raw bulk d.x.m. this bill ensures that d.x.m. is used only for legitimate purposes and stays out of the hands of drug dealers and adolescents. the f.d.a. would have the authority to seek bulk d.x.m. if

Fred Upton

1:50:50 to 1:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: found in the possession of anyone not authorized to have it. these measures would cot off the supply chain of unfinished d.x.m. to those purchasing it on the internet to get high or sell it as a street drug. i would note that this act is endorsed by the american pharmacist association, the consumers health care products association, and the partnership

Fred Upton

1:51:11 to 1:51:32( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: for a drug-free america. i would note that it's my understanding that the partnership for drug free market believes that perhaps there are hundreds of thousands of young americans misusing this d.x.m. so it is important that in fact we pass this legislation. i'm the father of two.

Fred Upton

1:51:33 to 1:51:53( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: i'm alarmed at the growing trend?? of teens abuse cough syrup, particularly this one to get high. our kids are engaging in a game of russian roulette. each time the x.m., and sooner or later someone will die. that's why this bipartisan legislation to try to get it enacted. i would urge a yes vote and i yield back the balance of my time.

Fred Upton

1:51:54 to 1:52:10( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton, yield back the balance of my time. the gentleman from louisiana the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: mr. speaker, i al yield back the balance of my time. and urge passage of the bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves the balance of his

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