Right to Try laws allow Big Pharma to exploit patients' hope

“Right to Try laws allow Big Pharma to exploit patients’ hope,” Diana Zuckerman, Chicago Tribune.

If you were dying of a terminal illness and your doctor said there were no proven treatments, would you take the risk of trying an experimental, unproven drug? Many patients would say yes. But as with most medical decisions, the more you know, the more you realize the answer is not so simple.

The most important thing to know is that all terminally ill patients already have a right to try experimental drugs in this country. The proposed new law, however, is much more dangerous to all patients, and not just those facing fatal illness. Here’s why:

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