President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass "Right to Try" for terminally ill patients during his State of the Union address, and on May 30 he signed the bill into law.
The act, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., cleared the Senate in August 2017 and passed in the House in late May with a 250-169 vote.
"Patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives," Trump said back in January. "It is time for the Congress to give these wonderful Americans the 'Right to Try.'"
Trump's signature on the bill is seen as a victory for the administration.
The "Right to Try" bill allows terminally ill patients to request access to experimental medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the Food and Drug Administration approval process.
It authorizes patients diagnosed with life-ending illnesses to use unapproved medications — so long as they have undergone early testing on humans and are under continual evaluation. Patients also would have to have tried other treatment options....snip.
Although I have already been able to be treated with non approved drugs, it was a very tough process and I have to go to the university to get treatments, it is also very restricted in that they can only give you treatments to stabilize for a certain term, then you have to wait until you drift into crisis for treatments again this bill may relieve that so you can actually get treated.
Its unbelievable that no democrats would vote for this bill. This resist at all cost puts politics above the people. A total push for control of which they lost for being out of touch in the first place.