Right-To-Try Drug Laws Create Chaos, Villainize FDA, Experts Say
The popular measures undermine a more thoughtful federal program that balances patients’ need for options, drug companies’ desire to protect their investments, and the government’s duty to evaluate drug safety and effectiveness, they say.
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Dying Patients Want Easier Access To Experimental Drugs. Here's Why Experts Say That's Bad Medicine
Former firefighter Mike DeBartoli is a man desperate to rescue himself. He suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the degenerative nerve disorder better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which usually kills within five years. He has already spent one year in a clinical trial, taking four pills a day that may have been a placebo. It didn’t help. (Healy, 3/13)