The cruel sham that is right-to-try raises its ugly head at the federal level again

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Science Based Medicine

Anyone who has been reading this blog the last three years or so know that I’m not a fan of so-called “right-to-try” laws. Basically, such laws, which have sprung up like kudzu since 2014 and now exist in 33 states, purport to allow terminally ill patients the “right to try” experimental therapeutics. Thus far, they have been sold to the public as giving terminally ill patients “one last shot” and touting how such laws could save lives. As a result, as I’ve grimly quipped on multiple occasions, to politicians opposing right-to-try laws is akin to opposing motherhood, apple pie, and the American flag; you just don’t do it and expect to be re-elected. It’s much easier just to go along than to explain to the voters, the vast majority of whom do not understand the drug approval process and therefore do not understand why right-to-try laws are harmful to the

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