- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has approved legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to experimental medications that are not yet on pharmacy shelves.

House members voted 96-0 for the bill by Democratic Rep. Richard Morrissette of Oklahoma City and sent it to the Senate for consideration.

Right to Try legislation expands access to potentially life-saving medications years before terminally ill patients would normally be able to access them. Eligible medications have passed the first of multiple phases in an FDA approval process but are not yet publicly available.

The bill is supported by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative public policy group established with the support of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona. It is similar to laws in place in some other states.

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Online:

House Bill 1074: http://bit.ly/1EQY93v

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