ERIC Number: ED350548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
DES Education and Research Amendments of 1992. Report to accompany H.R. 4178. House of Representatives, 102D Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This document is a Congressional report about a proposed amendment to the Public Health Service Act to provide for a program to carry out research on the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), to educate health professionals and the public on the drug, and to provide for certain longitudinal studies regarding DES. The amendment itself is presented in the document, followed by a discussion of the purpose and summary of the amendment and a brief report on the background and need for such legislation. These opening sections explain that DES was a drug prescribed to approximately five million pregnant women between 1941 and 1971 in the United States and that studies conducted during the 1970s have demonstrated that the drug damages the reproductive systems of the children of the women who were prescribed DES and may increase the risk of breast cancer in the women themselves. Other sections of the report describe hearings, committee considerations, oversight findings, and cost estimates. An inflationary impact statement is followed by a section-by-section analysis of the amendment and changes in the existing law that would be made by the bill. (NB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.