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McLinn family champions national ‘Right to Try’ legislation

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­­– Jordan McLinn is an eight-year-old boy with a disease with no known cure. His condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the body form producing a protein that the muscles need to work properly called dystrophin. Without the protein, the muscles become damaged and […]

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New law: Right to try bill means terminally ill patients can try experimental drugs

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers facing a terminal diagnosis with no alternative options are allowed to try drugs that haven’t been approved but have passed the first stage of the Food and Drug Administration testing. House Bill 1065, better known as the “right to try” bill, was an emergency bill passed this past […]

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Gov. Pence signs right-to-try bill into law

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Terminally ill patients who have run out of FDA-approved options can now turn to treatments and medicines in the testing phase. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1065, more commonly known as a right-to-try bill, into law on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R- […]