California Passes Right-to-Try Law for Terminally Ill

Sep 30, 2016

The Hill

California is the 32nd state to pass a “right to try” law allowing drug manufacturers to offer new treatment options to terminally ill patients who have already tried other FDA-approved options.

The legislation gives patients access to experimental drugs that have not yet been approved by the FDA.

The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank based in Arizona, is the main driver of right to try laws around the nation. The institute offers model legislation that serves as the basis for laws passed in most states.

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