Tag:right to try

  • Federal Right to Try bill could bypass FDA bottleneck

    Right to Try is gaining momentum across the country, yet states worry a cumbersome federal approval process will continue to inhibit patients’ access to experimental drugs. The Food and Drug Administration allows health-care providers access to experimental drugs and procedures but the process can take months, which frustrates…

  • GOP platform urges Congress to adopt “Right to Try”

    The platform adopted at this week’s Republican National Convention includes a provision urging Congress to enact “Right to Try” legislation, which allows terminally ill patients the opportunity to use drugs or devices that have yet to gain federal Food and Drug Administration approval. The RNC platform, adopted in Cleveland, commends…

  • ‘Right To Try’ Advocates Urge Patient Education

    Advocates of North Carolina’s new “Right to Try” law — and similar ones in other states — are raising awareness of the law, which allows terminally ill patients who have exhausted other procedures the opportunity to try new drugs that gone through part but not all of the Food and…