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Full Text of HB3778  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz


815 ILCS 505/2WWW new

    Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Bans the advertising of prescription drugs through broadcast by a television or radio station in this State, over the Internet from a location in this State, or in a magazine or newspaper printed, distributed, or sold in this State. Provides that a violation is an unfair or deceptive practice under the Act.

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1    AN ACT concerning business.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2WWW as follows:
6    (815 ILCS 505/2WWW new)
7    Sec. 2WWW. Prescription drug advertising prohibited.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Manufacturer of prescription drugs" or "manufacturer"
10means a manufacturer of prescription drugs or biological
11products or an affiliate of the manufacturer or a labeler that
12receives prescription drugs or biological products from a
13manufacturer or wholesaler and repackages those drugs or
14biological products for later retail sale and that has a
15labeler code from the federal Food and Drug Administration
16under 21 CFR 2027.20 (1999).
17    "Prescriber" means a person who is licensed, registered,
18or otherwise authorized in the appropriate jurisdiction to
19prescribe and administer drugs in the course of professional
21    "Regulated advertisement" means the presentation to the
22general public of a commercial message regarding a
23prescription drug or biological product by a manufacturer of



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1prescription drugs that is:
2        (1) broadcast on television or radio from a station
3    that is physically located in this State;
4        (2) broadcast over the Internet from a location in the
5    State; or
6        (3) printed in magazines or newspapers that are
7    printed, distributed or sold in the State.
8    (b) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
9of the 102nd General Assembly, a manufacturer may not present
10or cause to be presented in this State a regulated
11advertisement, unless that advertisement meets the
12requirements concerning misbranded drugs and devices and
13prescription drug advertising of federal law and regulations
14under 21 U.S.C. 331 and 352(n) and 21 CFR Part 202 and State
16    (c) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
17of the 102nd General Assembly, a person may not sell or
18distribute in this State computer software that influences or
19attempts to influence a prescribing decision of a prescriber
20to prescribe a certain drug or that directs a patient to a
21certain pharmacy. Features of computer software that are
22prohibited include, but are not limited to, pop-up and other
23advertisements, instant messages and economic incentives that
24are triggered by or in specific response to a selection, act or
25other input or designation of pharmacy by the prescriber or an
26agent of the prescriber. This subsection does not apply to



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1in-house equipment provided within a hospital for use by
2prescribers and the hospital pharmacy or to information
3provided to a prescriber about prescription drug formulary
4compliance, patient care management, or pharmacy
6    (d) It is an unfair or deceptive act or practice within the
7meaning of Section 2 of this Act for any person to violate this