Right to Try Passes House, Trump Expected to Sign – Right to Try gives terminally ill access to experimental drugs

This is excellent news. Legitimate, absolutely, great news. It should not have been so long in coming.

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

The U.S. House passed Right to Try legislation on Tuesday that gives the terminally ill access to experimental drugs showing efficacy in clinical trials but not yet approved by the FDA.

The bill now awaits President Donald Trump’s signature and he has indicated he will sign it.

The House passed the legislation by a vote of 250-169, largely along party lines, though 22 Democrats voted with Republicans to pass the bill. All the no votes were Democrats.

“This legislation, introduced only last week, is an egregious attempt by a libertarian think tank to undermine the ‘gold standard’ drug approval process at the Food and Drug Administration,” said Rep. Frank Pallone (D., NJ) on the House floor.

Wow what a load of total bull. This bill (soon to be law) may save lives. It likely will. It offers hope to many who have little hope. But this congressman is more concerned about the bureaucracy at the FDA than with dying patients.

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