President touts ‘Right to Try’ legislation we have been supporting. Action Alert!
In his address, President Trump said:
We also believe that patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives. People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure—I want to give them a chance right here at home. It is time for the Congress to give these wonderful Americans the ‘right to try.’
Legislation has been approved in the Senate but is stalled in the House of Representatives. The bill expands access to experimental drugs for terminally ill patients who have exhausted all other treatment options. See our recent coverage for more details.
ANH-USA has supported this legislation for quite some time—we worked with former Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) on the first iteration of the legislation. When Rep. Paul retired, we began working with Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) on the issue. Rep. Griffith’s bill is one of two Right to Try bills in the House. For years the federal government failed to enact the legislation, so states took matters into their own hands: 38 states have passed Right to Try laws.
Dying patients deserve a right to pursue experimental treatments. Help us bring this long overdue law across the finish line.
Action alert! Write to your member of Congress and urge him or her to support the federal Right to Try bills. Please send your message immediately.