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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Right to Try Letter of Support House

March 12, 2018 Dear Members of the U.S. House: As advocates for Americans facing terminal and life-threatening illnesses, we write to urge your support for the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn & Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018. This bill will help protect the right of sick Americans to try to save […]

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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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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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