Why should ill patients have to ask for permission to save their own lives?
Every patient deserves the right to try new medical treatments that could save their life, especially if they’ve exhausted all available treatments.
The Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for new drugs and treatments is far too stringent and keeps patients from making potentially life-saving decisions. To terminally ill patients and their grieving families, these policies are callous and devoid of the urgency needed when a life is on the line.
We should not have to ask the government for permission to try to save our own lives. Terminally ill patients should have the right to try without interference from government bureaucrats, and providers and doctors should be able to prescribe and administer new treatments and drugs to patients without fear of reprisal.
It's time to put potentially life-saving decisions back in the hands of patients and their doctors, not the government.