Yesterday President Trump signed a “Right to Try” bill. The bill had been introduced in the Senate on January 24, 2017. It passed the Senate in August of 2017, The bill passed the House of Representatives in May 2018. This is the link to view the text of the bill.
Yesterday The New York Post posted an article on the bill.
The New York Post reported:
President Trump signed a bill on Wednesday that will let terminally ill people use experimental drugs, citing the meds’ ability to save “tremendous numbers of lives.”
…The measure gives terminally ill patients the ability to seek drug treatments that haven’t been fully approved by the FDA.
More than 1 million Americans die from a terminal illness each year, the White House said.
During the ceremony, Trump also said that in two weeks, major drug companies will announce “voluntary drops in prices.”
Hopefully this bill will be helpful to medical research and will keep all of us healthier for longer.