Right to Try: In response
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He states that I defend the Right to Try laws.
He states that I believe that patients have a right to access innovations “without interference by government agencies or institutional decision-makers.”
He objects that my approach “does not weigh” the other rights at stake.
He says that I have confused innovation with experimentation.
He complains that patients often fail to receive recommended treatments, let alone experimental or innovative therapies, and that Right to Try fails to address this problem.
I argue that Right to Try recognizes something important, viz., that the issue of access to investigational products (products that have passed phase I testing and been found safe enough to be tested in phase II or III trials) should be approached within a...