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RIGHT TO TRY: President Signs Bill Easing Access to Experimental Drugs

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.30.18

President Trump signed the ‘Right to Try’ Act Wednesday afternoon, allowing terminally-ill patients the right to try experimental treatments and investigational drugs before they’re permitted for general use.

The bill, passed by the House of Representatives in March, allows those “near death” or with conditions that will result in “severely premature death” to try new drugs and treatments that could potentially extend their lives but are deemed “high risk.”

Trump signs 'Right to Try,' says it will save 'tremendous number of lives'

President Donald J. Trump signs 'Right to Try' bill, paving the way for people with terminal illnesses to get experimental treatment and medicine https://fxn.ws/2kCWIDM

Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The legislation was championed by Vice President Pence, who called the ‘Right to Try’ Act a great step towards “restoring hope to patients with terminal illnesses and it’s the right thing to do.”