House passes 'right-to-try' — allowing the terminally ill to ask companies for experimental drugs outside of FDA's purview
The House on Tuesday afternoon passed a Senate-ratified version of a bill, known as “right-to-try,” and President Donald Trump has indicated he will sign it — further proof that the Koch brothers-backed Goldwater Institute’s politicization of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is just beginning.
Riding on the backs of terminally ill patients who have run out of options, Republicans pegged the bill as a last-ditch effort to “try anything.” At an earlier hearing, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) even went so far as to say that he would inject monkey urine into himself if “faced with one of these heart-rending situations.”
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