GOP Platform Supports Terminally-Ill Patients’ Right to Experimental Drugs

Originally written by Mary Lou Lang-Byrd for freebeacon.com The Republican Party platform committee adopted language on Monday supporting terminally ill patients’ access to drugs that have not been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. “We commend those states that have passed Right to Try legislation, allowing terminally ill patients the right to try […]

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DYING PATIENTS SHOULD HAVE ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ NEW TREATMENTS

Written by Darcy Olsen for Time Imagine the joy of watching your dying son experience a miraculous recovery from an incurable disease thanks to an experimental medicine. Then imagine the horror of watching your other son slowly die from the same disease—because the federal government prevented him from receiving the same life-saving treatment that saved […]

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Right to Try Revolt

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal by Editorial Staff It should not go unnoticed that last week the Food and Drug Administration announced it would “simplify and accelerate” the application process for “unapproved investigational drugs” that have passed Phase I safety trials. We are back on the most contentious ground of FDA drug approval, […]

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Patients Seek ‘Right to Try’ New Drugs

LYONS, Colo. — Since May, a string of states have passed laws that give critically ill patients the right to try medications that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Deemed “Right to Try” laws, they have passed quickly and often unanimously in Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Louisiana and Arizona, bringing hope to […]

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Seeking The Right To Try

Originally in US News Christine McSherry’s son Jett is a typical college freshman trying to push for as much independence as he can. But Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that tears away muscles, has taken his ability to walk. He relies daily on aides to help him with homework, eating and carrying classroom materials. “He […]

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More States Adopt Laws To Ease Access To Experimental Treatments

On Election Day, Arizona voters approved a referendum that allows terminally ill patients to receive treatment with drugs and devices that haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Arizona became the fifth state to approve a so-called right-to-try law this year. Supporters say the laws give patients faster access to experimental, potentially life-saving […]

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The Upside of Ebola (Yes, There May Actually Be One)

A rising death toll, mass panic, scary mortality rate—what could possibly be good about the out-of-control epidemic? It may accelerate the adoption of laws giving patients more power. Ebola’s arrival and seeming spread in America is causing mass panic, tasteless Internet jokes, and incredibly poorly timed magazine covers. Can anything good come out of the […]

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