Give the dying one last shot at life: Column

Originally posted in USA Today by Jonathan Johnson For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has had a “compassionate use” application process meant to provide patients expanded access to investigational medical products not yet approved by the FDA. However, for the terminally ill this process is impractical and has denied them access to potentially […]

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Determination in his blue eyes

Originally posted in Recordnet.com by Lori Gilbert Mike DeBartoli can’t open bottles anymore, but he laughs about how taxing it is on his patience to coach his 9-year-old stepdaughter’s girls’ basketball team. He can’t swipe an ATM card in and out of a machine fast enough to use it, but his blue eyes that would […]

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Andrea Sloan bill signed into law

Originally posted in KXAN by Staff The governor signed into law the Andrea Sloan Right to Try Act. The law makes it easier for terminally ill patients to get access to experimental drugs. Patients will be required to give written consent and have a physician’s recommendation. The drugs must have also cleared the first phase […]

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Alabama Governor Allows Use of Experimental Treatments for Terminal Illness

Originally posted in Sputnik News by Staff WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US patients with terminal illness should be able to use experimental drugs to fight diseases, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said upon signing Gabe’s Right to Try bill into law. “As a physician, I believe it is extremely important to give terminally ill patients the option to consider experimental treatments,” Bentley said in a statement on Wednesday. […]

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