‘My Alternative Is To Do Nothing And Die’: A Look At California’s Right-To-Try Law
Champions of the legislation see it as a lifeline, but critics say it offers false hope.
Can California’s ‘Right To Try’ Law Help Save Terminal Patients?
[Shelly] Hoover, an educator and former administrator, plans to take advantage of California’s “right to try” law – a 2017 policy that allows patients with terminal illnesses to request experimental drugs that haven’t finished the Food and Drug Administration’s required trials. Critics say the California law, along with 33 similar laws nationwide, offers patients false hope and undermines the drug-approval process. Still, new federal legislation seeks to bolster the state policies. (Caiola, 4/15)