States Move to Give Terminally Ill ‘Right-to-Try’ Drugs

February 23, 2015

(USA Today) – A growing number of states are considering legislation to allow terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental drugs, before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deems them market-ready. “Right-to-try” laws were passed in five states last year — Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and Missouri, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Twenty-five more have proposed similar legislation.