House Passes Controversial ‘Right to Try’ Legislation for Terminally Ill Patients

March 22, 2018

(U.S.A. Today) – The House on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at giving seriously ill patients increased access to investigational drugs, a bill championed by Vice President Mike Pence in part because of an Indianapolis 8-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The House voted 267 to 149 for the “right to try” bill, named partly for Jordan McLinn whose frequent trips to Washington to advocate for the bill have inspired him to want to be president one day.

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