Nebraska Becomes 40th State to Adopt Right to Try Law

Governor Ricketts signs law to help terminally ill Contact: Starlee Coleman, scoleman@goldwaterinstitute.org   Lincoln, NE—Governor Pete Ricketts has signed the Nebraska Right to Try Act, a Goldwater Institute measure that protects the right of terminally ill patients to try promising new treatments that are being safely used in clinical trials but are not yet widely available. […]

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Wisconsin Becomes 39th State to Adopt Right to Try Law

Governor Walker signs law to help terminally ill   Contact: Starlee Coleman, scoleman@goldwaterinstitute.org   Madison, WI—Governor Scott Walker has signed the Wisconsin Right to Try Act, a law that protects the rights of terminally ill patients to try promising new treatments that are being safely used in clinical trials but are not yet widely available. SB […]

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Texas Doctor Denounces Rep. Frank Pallone’s Floor Statement on Right to Try

During floor debate on a federal Right to Try bill on March 21, Congressman Frank Pallone read from a letter written by a Canadian activist named Andrew McFayden that included categorically false information about Texas doctor Ebrahim Delpassand.   Congressman Pallone said that during a clinical trial being conducted by Dr. Delpassand that he failed […]

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U.S House Passes Right to Try Law

House joins Senate in supporting law to help terminally ill Contact: Starlee Coleman, scoleman@goldwaterinstitute.org Washington, D.C.—Tonight the U.S. House of Representatives passed “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 […]

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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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