Legislative Initiatives

Right to Try Act For All

We do intend to support legislation that would expand the FDA’s Right to Try Act. It currently allows dying patients to try proven-safe investigational drugs when no satisfactory approved treatment exists.  We would like this human right to be extended to anyone suffering from an incurable chronic disease. 

Long-Term Real-World Efficacy Studies

We also support legislation to require the gathering and publication of long-term efficacy and side effect data from real-world patients.  Currently, prescriptions of antidepressants are based on efficacy trials with as few as 20 patients whose characteristics are unrepresentative of 82% of people suffering from depression.