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Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

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The bill would help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments.
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Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

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WASHINGTON - Congress has approved legislation helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments.
The House passed the legislation Tuesday by 250-169, nine months after it passed the Senate. The vote was a victory for President Donald Trump and a defeat for patient groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.
The legislation would no longer require the Food and Drug Administration to approve if a doctor and drugmaker agree that a patient should try an unproven treatment. New drugs normally undergo years of testing before manufacturers seek...
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Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

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WASHINGTON - A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.
After an emotional debate, the House gave the legislation final congressional approval by a largely party-line vote of 250-169, nine months after it passed the Senate.
Republicans argued that the measure would help hundreds of thousands of people, patients “desperately seeking a beacon of hope,” said House...
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