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Alabama House Passes "Right to Try" Bill

The bill would authorize access to drugs that have completed trial. But hasn't been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. The bill was passed Thursday with a 97-0 vote. The inspiration behind the bill? 10-year-old Gabe Griffin. Griffin has muscaular dystrophy which causes progressive muscle atrophy. Doctors say the bill is great but there is some concern for patients. "When a patient is terminally ill, they are very willing to try all kinds of therapies. So I'm concerned a little bit that a bill like this gives hope to families of cancer patients that perhaps theres so much out there that could take advantage of when in fact many times there is sort of a hollowed promise " Alabama is the 19th state to pass the bill.

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