'Right to Try' Legislation Tracker
by Alexander Gaffney, RAC, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
Since early 2014, more than 20 states have introduced so-called "Right to Try" bills in the hopes of allowing terminally ill patients to access experimental—and potentially life-saving—treatments more easily. These bills are modeled off a federal policy known as "Compassionate Use," but contain several key changes meant to make it faster and easier for patients to obtain experimental therapies.
This Right to Try Legislation Tracker is meant to be a resource for regulatory professionals and patients to keep track of legislation as it moves through various state legislative bodies.
Last updated 26 January 2015: New legislation in Hawaii, California, Tennessee, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Link: 50-State Legislation Tracker
Hawaii: HB92 Text, Status
HB92 RELATING TO ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.
Provides access for terminally ill patients to receive investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that have not received final FDA approval.