Health & Science
4:08 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Does Nevada Need A Right To Try Law?

    

It's devastating news that anyone dreads  -- hearing that you or a loved one has a terminal illness. Understandably anyone in this situation is desperate to hold on to any hope of recovery. In some cases that may include trying medical treatments that have not fully been clinically proven.

Colorado recently passed a ‘Right to Try’ law, which gives patients access to drugs that may be helpful to their condition, but have not yet been approved by the FDA. A similar measure has been put forward here in Nevada.

GUESTS

Assemblyman James Ohrenschall

Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, professor of bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

Holly Singh, the mother of Harper Olivia Singh, who has spinal muscular atrophy and needs a drug being tested by Isis

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