Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Urges Lawmakers to Support ‘Right to Try’ Bill

Feb 22, 2017 by AFP

The grassroots advocacy group submitted testimony earlier today urging legislators to support Assembly Bill 69.

MADISON – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is urging lawmakers to pass Assembly Bill 69, a law that would make Wisconsin a Right to Try state. This legislation would 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. This would 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:

“Assembly Bill 69 will increase access to treatment options for Wisconsinites who are battling terminal illnesses. Right to Try legislation has been signed into law in 31 states across the nation. It is time for Wisconsin to catch up to the majority of states that recognize the importance of this life-saving legislation.

“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. Americans for Prosperity strongly supports its passage and we look forward to working with the state legislature on this issue.”

To read Eric Bott’s full testimony on Right to Try, click here.

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