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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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Anti-abortion bills advance in Indiana House and Senate

By Taylor Brown and Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Both the House and the Senate are advancing bills that reignite debate over the limits that can be placed on abortion. In the House, legislators passed a bill that would make doctors provide a form containing information that a chemical abortion might be reversible. House Bill 1128 […]

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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- […]

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Terminal patients could get experimental drugs under bill headed to Senate

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The “right to try” bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access potentially life-saving medications not yet approved by the FDA unanimously passed a Senate committee on Wednesday. Currently, patients with a terminal illness – like other patients – cannot use medications until they have been fully approved […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Kenley on the budget, right-to-try and more

Hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener review the week’s news from the Indiana Statehouse. Find out what Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley said about the budget, what Attorney General Greg Zoeller said about fenced hunting and what a 5-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy said about a bill to help him get treatment. And as always… […]

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Webcast: Vaping, ethics and more on this week’s Statehouse newscast

Anchors Chelsea Howell and Michael Icenogle host a newscast about the week’s Statehouse headlines. March 6, 2015 Webcast from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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‘Right to Try’ legislation faces first test

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Terminally-ill patients would gain access to experimental medication under a proposal heard by the House Public Health Committee on Monday. The measure, authored by state Rep. Wes Culver, R-Goshen, would allow terminally-ill individuals to use drugs which have not yet reached the final stage of approval by the Food […]