S.204 - Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] (Introduced 01/24/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions | House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||08/04/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.204 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/24/2017)
Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2017
This bill requires the federal government to allow unrestricted manufacturing, distribution, prescribing, and dispensing of experimental drugs, biological products, and medical devices that are: (1) intended to treat a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and (2) authorized by state law. The federal government must allow unrestricted possession and use of such treatments by patients certified by a physician as having exhausted all other treatment options.
A manufacturer, distributor, prescriber, dispenser, possessor, or user of such a treatment has no liability regarding the treatment.
The outcome of manufacture, distribution, prescribing, dispensing, possession, or use of such a treatment may not be used by a federal agency to adversely impact review or approval of the treatment.
The treatment must: (1) have successfully completed a phase 1 (initial, small scale) clinical trial; (2) remain under investigation in a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration; and (3) not be approved, licensed, or cleared for sale under the Federal Food, Drug, or Cosmetic Act or the Public Health Service Act.