According to the latest reports, Trump just signed a Right to Try Act for terminally ill patients. Check out the latest reports below.
President Donald Trump makes important move for terminally ill people
A new bill has been signed by President Donald Trump which allows terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments that have not been approved by the government.
Previously, individuals had the option to request access to unapproved medications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the majority were granted authorization.
The recently passed bill does not require pharmaceutical companies to provide patients with access to unapproved drugs upon request. This initiative was met with opposition from advocacy groups, such as the American Cancer Society.
“America is a nation of fighters. We never give up, right?” Mr Trump said to patients and their families during a bill signing ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.
Upon affixing his signature to the bill, President Trump graciously passed the pen to young Jordan McLinn, a nine-year-old with a terminal form of muscular dystrophy.
Jordan, who the bill is named for, has been accepted into a clinical program in Chicago where he has been receiving weekly infusions.
He and his mother, Laura, had traveled from Indianapolis for the White House event.
Trump in the news
Not too long ago, we were revealing the fact that the former President Donald Trump vowed this week to release all files related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy, coming after his nephew alleged that U.S. intelligence officials might have been involved in his 1963 death.
“I released a lot, as you know. And I will release everything else,” Trump told The Messenger on Monday, referring to the Kennedy records.
When Trump was in office, he released some documents but did not release all of the records, according to the latest reports coming from the online pubcalition the Epoch Times.
At the time, his administration said that it could not release all of the records because “certain information should continue to be redacted because of identifiable national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns.”