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    US Congress Passes Experimental Drug Bill

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives followed the Senate in approving a hotly contested bill allowing terminally ill patients to seek experimental drugs. Critics warn the “right-to-try” legislation would give patients access to potentially dangerous drugs that could worsen their conditions — or fuel false hope — but supporters say it promotes easier access to treatments that have already passed early clinical trials. If President Trump approves it, as expected, patients will still be required to secure permission from both their doctor and a pharmaceutical company to obtain an experimental drug.

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