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Donald Trump signs ‘right to try’ bill into law

May 30, 2018

  Earlier today Donald Trump signed the “right to try” bill into law. This legislation will allow terminally ill patients to seek experimental treatment which has not been fully approved by the FDA. Here is more:

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental medical treatments not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Dubbed “right to try,” the law’s passage was a major priority of Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as congressional Republicans.

“Thousands of terminally ill Americans will finally have hope, and the fighting chance, and I think it’s going to better than a chance, that they will be cured, they will be helped, and be able to be with their families for a long time, or maybe just for a longer time,” Trump said at a bill signing ceremony at the White House, surrounded by terminally ill patients and their families.

  While two Democrats co-sponsored the bill most Democrats are opposed to the legislation, claiming it could put patients in danger:

“FDA oversight of access to experimental treatments exists for a reason — it protects patients from potential snake oil salesmen or from experimental treatments that might do more harm than good,” said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  

  Did I mention these were terminally ill patients? What greater danger can they possibly be in if they are given at least a chance of survival using treatments which most likely will someday be approved anyway?

  And it is not like this is an anything goes situation; the new law, as can be read here, will allow terminally ill patients to try treatments which have already passed “Phase 1” of the FDA’s approval process but are still in clinical trials.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2018 9:01 pm

    If Trump is for something I guess some have to be against it… This will move Clinical trials forward dramatically. The hinderance always is it might make things worse… in this caee whats the worse?

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    • May 31, 2018 5:54 am

      I was reading somewhere that it takes somewhere between three and ten years for the FDA to approve something and maybe this will help to speed up the process. These people have nothing to lose, why not let them try something that might help in a few years anyway? Democrats are getting to the point where they are opposing just to oppose.

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      • May 31, 2018 1:26 pm

        It takes ‘no time at all’ for the globalist productions to be approved.
        Maybe this bill might help with your needs and concerns Steve 🙂
        Alt Med might be advantageous! (Prevent the killing alt Med Drs would be good!)
        OT but relates.
        Just as hi-tech devises can be used for evil, they can be used for our GOOD.
        “Sonic Attacks in China left US Govt Official with Brain Injury … The symptoms are similar to those that had the workers of the embassy in Havana.”
        There’s a vid with ‘that sound’ being passed around by ‘msn’ and even aired on the ‘alt blog’ (where I saw it), which makes ‘nefarious sense’!
        Sonic frequencies that damage cells (used to take out rebels) can be altered to restore ‘healthy cells’ and shut down ‘intrusive & compromising cells/viruses’, etc.

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      • May 31, 2018 6:42 pm

        One cannot help but think the elitists already have access to treatments the rest of us do not have. I think this is a step in the right direction.

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  2. May 30, 2018 9:59 pm

    Chemo is not an exact science and it’s been allowed for cancer treatment. Big Pharma is still in control of what the public gets to try. It will be interesting how the insurance industry deals with this.

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    • May 31, 2018 5:55 am

      That is a good question, will insurance companies refuse to pay for treatments that are not fully approved? I hadn’t thought about that aspect.

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      • May 31, 2018 7:04 am

        I think drug companies will be more than happy to give the drugs. In trials they are always free….As I understand it, drugs must be in phase I of a clinical trial..

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      • May 31, 2018 11:24 am

        If/When ‘Transhumanism’ takes the reins Big Pharm will have to change its name to ‘Big Farm’. “They” all seem to eat from the same trough, Big Pharm, Big Insurance, Big Govt. etc.
        I’m glad Trump signed it ~ esp needed in the cancer field where much $$$$ is spent for treatments and people still die from it.
        Those who ‘profit’ from sickness … if there isn’t any, they ’cause’ it – then present a ‘bandaid’ rather than a cure. Healthy people don’t need or benefit them. Those are the ones who need to be purged and flushed out of the system of life.

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      • May 31, 2018 6:44 pm

        An interesting point Bunkerville, this way they will be able to charge for the treatment.


      • May 31, 2018 6:45 pm

        I cannot help but think Zip that there should already be a cure for cancer but it wouldn’t be as profitable as the treatment.

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  3. Brittius permalink
    May 31, 2018 2:09 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  4. May 31, 2018 10:17 pm

    This was from a post in Harvard Law.

    “The new law allows drug companies to charge patients for use of their investigational products, but provides no funding mechanism. It includes no requirement for insurers to pay for the products, which are typically excluded from coverage as “experimental.” Only patients who are able to pay for use of experimental drugs would be able to exercise their “right to try.”

    There are 40 states that have “right to try” laws already.

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    • June 1, 2018 5:49 am

      Interesting information, thanks for sharing it. I didn’t realize 40 states already had laws like this on the books. I had a feeling insurance companies wouldn’t be paying for this and I imagine people would have to pay up front to get the treatment.

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