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'Right to try' bill becomes law

Terminally ill patients in the state will have the chance to try experimental drugs that are not FDA approved. The bill passed unanimously in the state legislature and was signed by Governor Pence.

The Indiana General Assembly discussed passing House Bill 1065 on Wednesday March 4th down at the State House.

There had been ongoing discussions of the bill since the sessions got started early this year because the "right to try" bill would allow doctors to treat terminally ill patients with experimental drugs that passed the first phase of the FDA approval process but are still considered experimental

Gov. Pence signed "right to try" into law Tuesday, making Indiana the ninth state to pass a bill like this.  

According to our reporting partners at MNC 93.5, Pence said he hopes this law will provide a pathway to healing for Hoosiers for years to come.

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