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Federal Right To Try Legislation – Is It Any Better?

by Reed Smith on

We’ve generally been skeptical of state “Right To Try” statutes, for several reasons. First, to the extent that they try to circumvent the FDCA, they’re likely to be preempted. Second, drugmakers aren’t likely to distribute...more

Right-to-Try or Right to Ask?

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Recently, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a prominent medical organization, announced that it does not support so called “right-to-try” laws. Right-to-try legislation, which has now gained support in 33...more

Congressional Hearings Focus on Health Policy Issues - September 2016

by Reed Smith on

A number of recent Congressional hearings have focused on health policy issues, including: ..Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearings on laboratory testing in the era of precision medicine, and...more

Connecticut's New "Right to Try" Law Provides Hope for Patients and Providers, but FDA Remains in the Driver's Seat

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Connecticut has recently joined the wave of states enacting a so-called “Right to Try” law, which ostensibly permits terminally ill patients access to investigational drugs (including biologics) and medical devices as a...more

Developments in Compassionate Use and Right To Try Laws

by Reed Smith on

We blogged a couple of years ago about the beginnings of what has become a wave of state “Right to Try laws” – laws that purport to give terminal patients with no other medical options the right to seek investigational drugs...more

2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report

by Carlton Fields on

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s Government Law and Consulting Practice Group released its 2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report detailing significant bills that passed during the 2015 Regular Session of the Florida...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: House E&C 21st Century Cures Bill Passes Unanimously Out of Committee... House Votes to Codify Permanent R&D Tax Credit... CMS Released Proposed Rule Concerning Medicaid and CHIP Plans....more

State “Right-To-Try” Laws Gain Momentum

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In an example of life imitating art, several states are considering “right-to-try” legislation to make experimental drugs—drugs that don’t have FDA approval—available to the terminally ill. Colorado and Louisiana have...more

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