Trump signs 'right-to-try' allowing gravely ill patients to bypass FDA for experimental medicines

by | May 31, 2018

Trump signs 'right-to-try' allowing gravely ill patients to bypass FDA for experimental medicines

by | May 31, 2018

  • President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had been major supporters of the “right-to-try” legislation, which would bypass drug regulators to give gravely ill patients access to experimental medicines.
  • Proponents say this gives patients hope they would not otherwise have.
  • Critics say the legislation undermines the FDA’s authority to regulate drugs and could leave patients vulnerable to medicines that might not work or may even be harmful.

Read the rest at CNBC.com.

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