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.