Survey Finds No Evidence of Patients Taking Advantage of ‘Right-To-Try’ Rx Drug Laws
Patients in states with so-called "right-to-try laws" have not yet used the programs to access experimental treatments for terminal illnesses, according to a Modern Healthcare survey. Right-to-try laws allow patients to request medications that have passed through phase one of FDA clinical trials. Twenty-four states have enacted right-to-try laws since 2014. However, the survey found no evidence that any patients are receiving experimental therapies as a result of the newly enacted laws. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) recently vetoed vetoed a right-to-try bill (AB 159) in California.
- "Despite Political Support, State Right-To-Try Bills Show No Take-up" (Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 10/17).