Guest Post: Are Right to Try Laws a Good Idea? – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Source: www.canceradvocacy.org

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At first glance, right to try laws promise terminally ill patients the ability to try experimental drugs, devices, or biological products in their quest to save or extend their lives. While noting that the current system is far from perfect, guest blogger Alison Bateman-House argues that, under the new laws, the right to try is not really a "right" at all — with no obligation for companies to provide early access to patients. Bateman-House suggests that patients do not need a new law in order to be able to make "compassionate use" requests, and that right to try laws are more restrictive than the current system.

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