The Right to Try is a new legislative solution for terminally ill people that allows them to access new and experimental drugs and treatments that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to under existing laws because of rules surrounding FDA and other government regulations.
Under Right to Try laws, red tape surrounding such rules is cut so that patients can get access to such treatments right away, rather than having to wait years for them to be approved, potentially saving and extending thousands of lives.
Of course, all treatment plans should still be guided by doctors and medical professionals, and experimental treatments aren’t for everyone. But when lives hang in the balance, doesn’t it make sense to use every possible option that’s available and not let bureaucracy stand in the way?
As the current Governor of Indiana, GOP vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence supports the Right to Try, and so does GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.