Beacon Statement on Right to Try Passing the TN House

April 2, 2015 9:49AM

Tennessee House Gives Terminally Ill Tennesseans Hope Right to Try law could save lives.

The Beacon Center applauds legislators in the Tennessee House for passing a Right to Try bill that will allow terminally ill patients to bypass archaic FDA regulations, giving these patients the hope they deserve. Beacon is proud that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle fought for what was right, choosing people over party affiliation.

“We are humbled to have been part of this bi-partisan effort in the House to allow terminally ill patients to access potentially life-saving medicine that has already been deemed safe by the FDA,” said Beacon Policy Director Lindsay Boyd. “This is a great example of what can happen when Republicans and Democrats come together on common sense legislation.”

The bill will go to the Senate next week.