Food and Drug Administration

Right to try legislation well intentioned, but misguided

Right to try legislation well intentioned, but misguided

A few months before his hospitalization with an aggressive tumor, Mr. B was the picture of health, enjoying semi-retirement after an accomplished career. He would have accepted any treatment if it could have provided meaningful time with his family. I would have done anything to help him.

Unfortunately, right-to-try legislation, which President Donald Trump highlighted at the beginning of his recent drug pricing speech, is a step in the wrong direction to help individuals like Mr. B.

Federal right-to-try legislation would provide a pathway for...

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