- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed March 22nd, 2018Roll Call Vote 267 Yea / 149 Nay
Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthIntroducedMarch 13th, 2018
- house Committees
This bill would give families and individuals access to potentially lifesaving treatments that haven’t been approved by the FDA when they have no alternative. If the patient and physician understand the risks, they should have the right to try experimental treatments.
This bill is too risky because the FDA and clinical trial process exist to prevent unsafe treatments from being used. Besides, insurers may not pay for it and drug companies may not allow the experimental treatment to be used. It gives patients false hope.