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'Right to Try' bill headed to Idaho governor's desk

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Idaho's terminally ill patients would be able to use experimental drugs under legislation headed to the governor's desk for his signature. Idaho's terminally ill patients would be able to use experimental drugs under legislation headed to the governor's desk for his signature.
BOISE, Idaho -

Idaho's terminally ill patients would be able to use experimental drugs under legislation headed to the governor's desk for his signature.
    
The Idaho Senate voted 34-1 on Monday on House Bill 481 after passing through the Idaho House also with just one nay vote. Similar proposals have been adopted in 24 other states with the support of patient advocates who are frustrated by the lengthy federal approval process for experimental drugs in the pipeline.
    
The Right to Try Act allows terminal patients to try any medicine that has passed phase one of a Food and Drug Administration clinical trial.
    
Supporters say terminally ill patients are currently limited in making their own decisions regarding their treatment after every other medical treatment has been exhausted.

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