S 2512: Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act

This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to add the Zika virus to the list of tropical diseases under the priority review voucher program, which awards a voucher to the sponsor of a new drug or biological product that is approved to prevent or treat a tropical disease. (A voucher entitles the holder to have a future new drug or biological product application acted upon by the Food and Drug Administration within six months.)

S. 2512 is sponsored by Senator Al Franken. It passed the Senate on March 17, 2016.