Right to Try Letter of Support House

September 30, 2017 Dear Members of U.S. House: As advocates for Americans facing terminal and life-threatening illnesses, we write to urge your support for S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn & Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017, that was passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. This bill will help protect […]

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Marc Hayutin

During his regular physical exam, Marc was given a clean bill of health. Less than six months later, he was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell thymic carcinoma. Over the next five months, Marc underwent a series of aggressive chemotherapy treatments, but nothing seemed to work. His doctor recommended a promising investigational treatment, and Marc […]

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Right to Try: Questions Answered

Right To Try allows terminally ill Americans to try medicines that have passed Phase I of the FDA approval process and remain in clinical trials, but are not yet widely available. Right To Try could expand access to potentially life-saving treatments years before patients would normally be able to access them.   In little over […]

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Facts About Right to Try

For terminal patients who have exhausted their conventional treatment options, obtaining access to potentially life-saving investigational medications is often extremely difficult. The patient can attempt to enroll in a clinical trial, but many of the sickest individuals do not qualify. In fact, only 3 percent of cancer patients today are enrolled in clinical trials. For […]

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5 Reasons for Right to Try

1. Right To Try is needed because most terminal patients cannot participate in clinical trials. Fewer than three percent of all cancer patients can enroll in clinical trials, and for other diseases like ALS, it’s even lower. And for rare diseases like deadly Duchenne muscular dystrophy, it’s lower still. Patients who get into clinical trials […]

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What is Right to Try

Right to Try is a law that protects the right of terminally ill patients to pursue treatments that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process but are not yet on pharmacy shelves. In essence, Right To Try allows doctors to prescribe to terminally ill patients medicines being safely used in clinical trials. Fewer […]

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Right to Try Fact vs. Fiction

Download the PDF here    Fictitious Claim Fact  Right to Try would cut the FDA out of the process Right to Try not only recognizes the FDA’s important and valued role in providing for patient safety, but it also works in tandem with the FDA human safety requirements, payment rules, and reporting requirements. Right to […]

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