Trump signs Right to Try Act for terminally ill patients

Trump signs Right to Try Act for terminally ill patients
 

President Donald Trump has signed a bill giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments not approved by the government.
Patients were able to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for access to non-approved drugs before, and most were granted permission.
The new bill does not mandate that drug makers give access to unapproved drugs to patients asking for them.
Advocacy groups including the American Cancer Society had opposed the bill.
What has changed with the Right to Try act? The new Right to Try act allows patients with life-threatening diseases to... read more

 
30 May 2018 in World News, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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