Terminally Ill Patients Can Try Experimental Treatments Under New Law

by Admin on October 11, 2017

Pennsylvania has enacted a ‘right to try law’, which enables terminally ill individuals to try experimental treatments that aren’t fully approved by the federal government.

Under this law, manufacturers of medicine or medical equipment are not required to provide treatment to patients, or insurers to cover it.  Manufacturers are also not granted legal immunity in cases where treatment doesn’t go as planned.

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Democratic Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill into law on Wednesday, making Pennsylvania is the 38th state to enact it. It’s due to take effect in 60 days.

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