Should Texas Lawmakers Pass Legislation Known as Right to Try? [POLL]
Texas lawmakers will debate this session a piece of legislation known as "Right to Try". According to the Texas Tribune, the legislation would allow for terminally ill patients to try investigational drugs.
Eleven of Texas' 31 state senators have put their names on a proposal that would allow terminally ill patients to try investigational drugs that have passed at least the first of three FDA trial phases, once the patient has exhausted other treatment options. There is a similar proposal in the House.
Five states have already passed so-called right-to-try laws, and lawmakers in a dozen other states are likely to consider similar legislation this year.
Critics say that laws like "Right to Try" could endanger lives rather than save lives. Both Democrats and Republicans have come out in support of "Right to Try". What do you think? Should Texas lawmakers pass this law?