With drug companies’ policies hard to decipher, frustrated patients often resort to social-media campaigns and other public appeals

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All Hat, No Cattle

August 18, 2015

The false hope of right-to-try laws. Alison Bateman-House & Arthur Caplan write: “Are right-to-try laws a good idea? In 2014, they began appearing throughout the United States, first in Colorado and now in 23 states, with several more considering passing versions of this popular legislation.”

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Johnson & Johnson has appointed Arthur Caplan, a nationally known bioethicist, to create a panel that will make decisions about patients’ requests for potentially lifesaving medicine, responding to an emotional debate over whether companies should allow desperately ill people to have access to the drugs before they are approved

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‘Right to Try’ Laws

October 30, 2014

Compassionate, but misguided. According to our Yoram Unguru, neglecting the FDA’s role in guaranteeing drugs that are safe and effective

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Right to Try?

May 19, 2014

Our Dr. Yoram Unguru reacts to Colorado’s controversial, new ‘Right to Try’ law that allows terminally ill patients to have access to medication that has not been approved by the federal government.

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