Governor Wolf Signs Legislation Authorizing “Right to Try,” Allows Terminally Ill Patients to Seek Experimental Treatments

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation that gives terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments, such as investigational drugs, biological products and medical devices, not yet fully approved by the FDA. “I have supported and will continue to support legislation that gives patients power in their health care decisions,” Governor […]

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U.S. Senate Approves Right to Try Law

Washington, D.C.—Today the U.S. Senate approved Right to Try, a law that gives new hope to patients facing life-threatening illnesses. Under the legislation, those suffering from terminal illnesses can gain access to medication still being tested in clinical trials, while offering protection to doctors and pharmaceutical companies who come to patients’ aid. The Senate passed […]

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Are right-to-try laws a last hope for dying patients — or a false hope?

Written by Laurie McGinley for the Washington Post “Where’s Jordan?” asked Vice President Pence as he walked into the White House meeting of terminally ill patients and their families. All eyes shifted, and Pence made a beeline for a 7-year-old boy from Indianapolis with a broad grin. Back home, when Pence was Indiana’s governor, Jordan McLinn and […]

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