But there's a long way to go before patients have control over their own medical care.
Right to Try
It's still not clear whether pharmaceutical companies will work with patients outside the FDA's supervision.
President expected to sign legislation allowing earlier access to experimental medication.
Federal legislation for right-to-try may not have the right incentives.
The drug regulator's clinical trials process for approving drugs needs a complete overhaul.
A bill in Congress would follow the states and allow greater access.
Congress Could Let All Patients Have the ‘Right to Try’ Without Going Through the FDA’s Complicated Application Process
The FDA is slashing paperwork requirements for expanded access trials in response to state-level "right to try" laws. That's good, but it's not enough.
Senate approves bill giving some earlier access to treatment.
Assisted suicide, experimental medical treatments, and slippery slopes
And why the agency's Expanded Access program doesn't work.
"Right to try" laws offer hope for people trying to save their own lives.
In a new legislative low, Gov. Moonbeam nixes reform that would help dying patients live longer, more comfortably.
Dave Huntley was a father, husand, & triathlete who contracted Lou Gehrig's Disease. But the FDA was his biggest foe.