The president will be signing the “right to try” bill next week, according to White House officials.
Under this legislation, a person who is critically ill would be allowed to request access to treatments not yet approved by the FDA.
Right to try has naturally drawn backlash from House Democrats and patient safety organizations, who worry sidelining the FDA puts patients in danger. Yes, removing bureaucracy when you're terminal is a horrible thing. The bureaucrats, in their comfortable offices, they might not like the loss of control over you!
Advocacy groups such as the American Cancer Society oppose the bill.
Opponents argue it gives “false hope” to patients since drugmakers aren’t required to give unapproved medicines to patients who ask for them. They also contend that the FDA already has a program that helps patients access investigational drugs and approves 99 percent of those requests. Again, it's the state's bureaucrats who want to decide for you, and hate giving up that power. It's your life, if you understand what you are agreeing to, more power to you.
When you're terminal, there is zero hope currently. If you are willing and understand the risk, why not allow experimental treatments?
Even if the results are negative, at least that helps researchers learn and make adjustments.
Every FREE person deserve a RIGHT TO TRY.ReplyDelete
Slaves don't deserve it.
Ya mean the 94% of blacks who vote Democrat are ineligible LL? Can't apply to the rich Liberal whites after all.Delete
Yes, removing bureaucracy when you're terminal is a horrible thing.Delete
"No you cannot try this. It might kill you." I've never understood that logic.ReplyDelete
Even if the chance are firmly between 'slim' and 'none' I'll take slim every time.
Just look at those two British children whom the UK's government run health care would not even allow those two dying boys the chance. Even if they fail to help invaluable research data could potentially be collected.
One point of opposition to Obamacare was the idea of these so called "death panels". Well lookee there. Seems that was not just fear mongering.
I will find out if I am terminal or remission with cancer on or about 7/17. If I am and can further research id like to be allowed to try. If I am terminal people better not piss me off because there is no longer any "Penalty of Law ". Government official are lucky most people have morals even when facing death!ReplyDelete
Good luck and I've beaten it twice, so far over 44 years and wish you the same.Delete
thank you. Mine is throat and I have already bee poisoned radiated and carved as much as possible.Delete
A vocal cord here. Cobalt (radiation) made it go away for 21 years but then it came back so either remove the vocal cord or the whole box and they said they would recommend the latter since I was in Vietnam so much. I picked the latter.Delete
I had mine yanked last October. Now a neck breather.Delete
There is a good item from this and that is you'll never have a common cold or at least I haven't since 1995.:)Do you speak esophageally?Delete