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Biopreparedness Act of 2005

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Product liability provisions in S 3 address perceived shortcomings of Bioshield Act of 2004. The new language, including a noneconomic damages cap of $250,000 - awardable only for physical harm - would benefit manufacturers, distributors and providers of any "equipment, service (including support services), device, or technology (including information technology) designed...for the specific purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying, or preventing a pandemic or epidemic." Introduced Jan. 24 by Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), the bill was referred to the Finance Committee...

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