The Right-To-Try legislation

Right To Try is a legislative effort to expand the ability of terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental medicines. It would prohibit the federal government, including the US Food and Drug Administration, from taking any action to prevent patient access to life saving treatments.
“The FDA does have its own Compassionate Use program aimed at providing access to therapies still under evaluation — however the application is cumbersome, largely unworkable for practicing physicians, and time consuming when a patient’s time is running out. State Right-to-Try laws give patients who have exhausted every government-approved option another chance to fight for their lives. The laws are aimed at reducing the often two to four month waiting period under the FDA’s Compassionate Use down to two to four weeks, and eventually two to four days.”

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