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WHAT IS THE RIGHT TO TRY LAW?
Not all medical treatments are approved treatments, but that does not mean there is no benefit to certain options. At the end of May President Trump signed the “right to try” law into effect, giving patients access to experimental therapy methods that have not yet been approved for widespread use. The purpose is to give a terminally ill patient an option, but there are still hurdles that must be cleared. For instance, drugs will not be made available until a phase I clinical trial has been completed, which does not necessarily mean the drug will be an effective treatment. Healthcare options can be controversial, and it appears the right to try law is no different.
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