Title : A bill to target Federal funding for research and development, to amend section 1928 of the Social Security Act to encourage the production of influenza vaccines by eliminating the price cap applicable to the purchase of such vaccines under contracts entered into by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit to encourage vaccine production capacity, and for other purposes.
SUMMARY AS OF:
1/24/2005--Introduced. Flu Vaccine Incentive Act of 2005 or FLU-VIA - Rescinds the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, to make certain purchases of inflluenza vaccine. Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to exempt contracts entered into by the Secretary for the purchase of a pediatric influenza vaccine and other vaccines from certain price restrictions otherwise applicable to such contracts. Extends such exemption to any other Federal agency that purchases an influenza vaccine. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit for investment in influenza vaccine manufacturing facilities.