SALEM, OR -- The Oregon House just passed legislation that will increase access to experimental drugs for terminally ill patients. The legislation is called "Right to Try." Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend) sponsosred the bill and believes it will give these patients more options. "I cannot describe how difficult it is for a doctor to tell a patient there's nothing more we can do for you. Right to Try gives them more options It's consistent with Oregon's leadership in healthcare innovation and will help the most vulnerable citizens in our state."
Many patients cannot participate in clinical drug trials since there is limited availability and usually travel requirements. Right to Try gives these families of terminally ill patients, more treatmnet options. The bill now goes to the Senate.