Jindal signs alternative treatment bill into law

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Posted: May 30, 2014 2:55 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: May 30, 2014 2:55 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: terminally ill, right to try act, law, FDA, treatment, experimental drugs

BATON ROUGE - A bill signed into law on Friday by Bobby Jindal allows terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs or treatments that are still awaiting FDA approval as long as they have physician approval for the interventions.

Representative Julie Stokes sponsored the bill and said it gives the power to make decisions regarding their bodies, health, and lives back to the terminally ill.

"These are choices that should be left to patients and their doctors, not some bureaucrat hundreds of miles away in a government office." said Stokes on Friday as the bill became law.

The bill was supported by the Goldwater Institute who are working with legislators nationwide to pass or introduce similar laws via the Right to Try Act.

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