Author Topic: Right To Try  (Read 1146 times)

Offline PickelledEggs

Right To Try
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:01:57 AM »
I don't like Trump, but credit where credit is due, I think this is a good call. This could bring about some great things
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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 02:31:56 AM »
Isn't this a law allowing doctors to experiment on the terminally ill?
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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 02:41:38 AM »
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Isn't this a law allowing doctors to experiment on the terminally ill?

The agency seems to be on the patient, not the doctor. The doctor can't just ignore the FDA, but their patients can. Imagine trying all of the federally approved treatments, with no results, and hearing about a new treatment that seems promising but hasn't gone through FDA approval yet. Would you want to wait several years for FDA requirements to be met and the treatment given the green light?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 05:05:26 AM »
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Isn't this a law allowing doctors to experiment on the terminally ill?

Doctors experiment on all their patients ... we can only hope there are more positive results than not.  Have you ever read the side effects of every medication in The Pill Book?
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 11:37:38 PM »
If push comes to shove and I am sure to die from some particular thing, I should have the right to consider treatments that I think MIGHT work after some research.  I wouldn't have a lot to lose.

If someone complains that it is "nearly suicide", well, I let my life insurance expire years ago.  And who's life is it, anyway. 

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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 01:54:58 PM »
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And who's life is it, anyway. 

Ha! Sounds like a game show.
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 04:19:31 PM »
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Isn't this a law allowing doctors to experiment on the terminally ill?
In a way of speaking, yes. But only when the terminally ill have tried other things and there isnt any other way they have a chance. They can opt to try something new...

Yes, it's basically making the terminally ill, lab rats. But it's with their consent in hopes of helping them and developing cures for things that we might not otherwise have a way to figure out cures for... at least as quickly as this would be.

I honestly don't know why this wasn't done earlier
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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 07:28:48 PM »
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In a way of speaking, yes. But only when the terminally ill have tried other things and there isnt any other way they have a chance. They can opt to try something new...

Yes, it's basically making the terminally ill, lab rats. But it's with their consent in hopes of helping them and developing cures for things that we might not otherwise have a way to figure out cures for... at least as quickly as this would be.

I honestly don't know why this wasn't done earlier

Lawyers.  Ambulance chasers literally.  If the doctor/drug company can't be completely protected from lawsuit, in this extreme case, they can't take the chance of a lawsuit by the family of the patient etc.  But I don't see why the patient or guardian can't sign away the right to sue.
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Offline _Xenu_

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 12:42:43 AM »
Trump is a moron, but he is right about this. If someone is terminal and nothing else is helping, they should be allowed to try anything they want.
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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2018, 04:17:40 PM »
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Isn't this a law allowing doctors to experiment on the terminally ill?

The alternative is to simply let them die.
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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2018, 05:13:49 PM »
This will be a major boon to the pharmaceutical industry - might want to buy stock.
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Re: Right To Try
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2018, 06:49:40 PM »
This is the second thing Trump has done which I actually like; the first being canceling the TPP. I hope this is a sign of things to come, and that maybe our president is shaping up to be more, er, presidential.
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2018, 07:08:45 PM »
Im not sure this is a sign of anything, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login lol

I mean, a broken clock is right two times a day. Trump was right 2 times his entire presidency so far...
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 05:04:05 PM »
I promise this is not because of Trump but instead personal experience, but in my opinion I think this a horrible thing for the consumer and patient. I don't buy this was passed to benefit the patient for a second.

I'll elaborate more when I get home.
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Offline Mermaid

Re: Right To Try
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 05:38:03 PM »
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Isn't this a law allowing doctors to experiment on the terminally ill?
Patient participation is strictly voluntary. Clinical studies are conducted for every single new drug out there on human patients.
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