Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Commends Assembly For Passing ‘Right To Try’ Legislation

Mar 7, 2017 by AFP

Earlier today, the General Assembly passed AB 69 making Wisconsin a Right to Try state.

MADISON – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is applauding the members of the Assembly who voted in favor of Assembly Bill 69, a law that would make Wisconsin a Right to Try state. This legislation will allow terminally ill patients to try therapies that have completed Phase 1 testing and could be life-saving, but have not yet completed more reviews by the Food and Drug Administration. AB 69 will expand access to potentially life-saving treatments years before patients would normally be able to access them.

Eric Bott, state director for Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“We would like to thank every member of the Assembly who voted in favor of Assembly Bill 69. Currently, terminally ill patients in Wisconsin only have two options if they want to gain access to an experimental treatment: they can join a clinical trial or apply for a compassionate use approval from the FDA. For many terminally ill patients in Wisconsin, neither of those options are realistic.

“Terminally ill patients in Wisconsin deserve the ability to fight for their own lives. With reforms like Assembly Bill 69, they will have more options available to help them in their battle to live longer, fuller lives with their loved ones. This bill represents an important step forward in expanding access to potentially life-saving medical interventions for the Wisconsin patients who need it most.

“Right to Try legislation has been signed into law in 33 states across the nation. We are glad to see Wisconsin finally catch up to the majority of states that recognize the importance of this life-saving legislation.”

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