Helping Cancer Patients to Understand New ‘Right-to-Try’ Law

The new measure should have been called the ‘right-to-ask’ law, as the decision about whether to provide experimental drugs still rests with pharma companies, says one expert.
β€” Read on www.medscape.com/viewarticle/898030

When there is no hope–when your disease is terminal and incurable, whose to say that you should not reach out blindly in hope to a drug that has not been vetted by the FDA? Can this be done without depreciating the proper role of the FDA in testing and certifying drugs for medical purposes? Laetrile (apricot pits), marijuana, herbal supplements, and other folk remedies are out there to fill the vacuum created when medical science has no “magical pill” for a terminal condition.

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