Fate hazy for GOP bill helping dying patients try new drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading House Democrat announced his opposition Monday to a Republican bill making it easier for some terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs, clouding the measure's fate.
Republicans are hoping for House approval Tuesday, seven months after a similar package cleared the Senate. The "Right to Try" bill gained added momentum after President Donald Trump called for its passage in January's State of the Union address.
Under the bill, if a doctor and drug maker agree to let a patient with life-threatening ailments try an experimental treatment, the... read more