- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The House has voted to make Oregon the latest state to give dying patients a right to try experimental medical treatments that haven’t been approved by government regulators.

The House unanimously backed the bill on Tuesday, sending it to the Senate.

The “right to try” bill would allow patients to ask drugmakers for access to experimental treatments that have completed the first phase of clinical trials and haven’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Insurance companies would not be required to cover the drug or complications that arise from using it.

Right to try bills are advocated by the Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix-based libertarian think tank. Five states adopted the Legislation last year, and it’s under consideration in many others.





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