Published December 24, 2017 by OncLive
“Congressional “right-to-try” legislation could make investigational drugs available to desperately ill patients sooner in the trials process, but there are substantial risks, said a panel of experts at the Patient-Centered Oncology Conference, held November 16-17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Earlier in the clinical trials process, less is known about the drugs, which may be highly toxic and may have no efficacy. Furthermore, the House of Representatives’ version of the bill would allow companies to charge any amount for access to their investigational drugs. That is a scary proposition due to the potential for cost exploitation, members of the panel said.”
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