Colorado, Missouri, and Louisiana have already passed these laws due to strong social media programs.With right to try, the patient needs a prescription or recommendation from their doctor for th e new drug that they take straight to the drug company.
It sounds like a good idea for patients who are looking for that last chance. There are patients who have benefitted from these last chances but here are the issues:
- the FDA already has a program for compassionate use where patients have to fill out s lengthy form that usually gets approved.
- Drug companies who provide drugs under state law and ignore federal law run the risk of making the federal government a bit unhappy,