ABOUT RIGHT TO TRY
Over 1 million Americans die from a terminal illness every year. These Americans aren’t just statistics, they’re our friends, loved ones and family members. Many spend years searching for a potential cure, or struggle in vain to get accepted into a clinical trial. Unfortunately, FDA red tape and government regulations restrict access to promising new treatments, and for those who do get access, it’s often too late.
The FDA drug approval process can take up to 15 years. This is far too long for dying patients to wait. Terminal timelines are measured in months, weeks and days. Not decades. Many potentially life-saving treatments awaiting approval in the U.S. are already available overseas, and have been for years. Sadly, most Americans cannot afford to seek treatment abroad. Many are left without hope.
Right to Try legislation, already law in 38 states and under consideration in 12 more, gives terminally ill patients the right to try investigational medicines that have not yet received full FDA approval. Right to Try gives life-saving hope back to those who’ve lost it. To learn more about Right to Try, read our FAQ. Find out if Right to Try is law in your state.
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