Right to Try bill offers hope to those with terminal illnesses
The bipartisan efforts of Illinois state Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Wheaton) and state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) have resulted in the passage of the Right to Try Act that gives terminally ill patients access to clinical trials and experimental medical treatments and medications.
“We are excited that Illinois is one step closer to providing terminally ill patients with more access to experimental drugs to help end their debilitating health conditions,” Connelly said. “This legislation was negotiated in good faith by both sides of the aisle and is a great example of what can happen when we leave partisan differences at the door in order to craft good public policy.”
House Bill 1335, which offers hope to those suffering from terminal illnesses like cancer, HIV and Lou Gehrig's Disease, now heads to Gov. Bruce Raunder's desk for approval.
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