“Right to Try” Legislation Cosponsored by Griffith Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, a bill that expands access to experimental treatments for patients with terminal illnesses. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA), an original cosponsor of the bill, issued the following statement:

“Many Americans have long sought the ‘right to try,’ whether for themselves or their loved ones. Letting someone with a terminal condition try experimental treatments after he or she has carefully considered the options and consulted a doctor simply makes sense.

“This cause is one I have championed throughout my time in Congress, and today’s vote constitutes an important step forward. Since the Senate is already on record supporting similar legislation, I am optimistic President Trump will sign a ‘right to try’ bill into law soon.”