‘Right to Try’ Is a Sham

February 14, 2017
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These bills, if enacted into federal law, would potentially injure the most vulnerable of patients, including children with life threatening diseases, and expose numerous unsuspecting parties to lawsuits given they would not have the “cover” and protection given them by the FDA.

My grandson was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. At that time I was a lawyer for a large regional law firm. In 2008, I retired and formed a childhood cancer foundation.  In 2014 I was thrust into the public eye as the patient advocate credited with successfully securing an unapproved drug for a young cancer patient. Since that time I have been involved in obtaining experimental drugs for a number of other children with cancer. In each instance the FDA moved expeditiously to assist in obtaining the drugs.

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