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HR 5247 - Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

Peter Welch voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (259-140) - (Key vote)
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Title: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes terminally ill patients to use non FDA approved drugs.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes patients with a diagnosed terminal illness be prescribed eligible investigational drugs for treatment options (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “eligible investigational drugs” as a drug that has completed phase 1 clinical trials but has not been approved or licensed under the Public Health Service Act (Sec. 2).

  • Requires that a physician immediately report to the drug manufacturer any serious adverse events associated with the use of the eligible investigational drug on a patient (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018

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