Senate Passes S.204 Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2017

Posted on 08/04/2017

Senate Passes RTT Aug 2017

Senate Approves Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2017

The Senate passed "right-to-try" legislation on August 3, 2017.   The version passed is an updated version of a bill proposed by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in January.  The revised Act clarifies that drug manufacturers and physicians will not be held liable for adverse events arising from the use of investigational drugs outside of a clinical trial.  Further, the bill requires companies to report safety events to the FDA.  Additionally, there is a provision that may potentially enable expanded access data to support some registration applications.  The bill now moves to the House.  Check back for updates as this unfolds.