Sometime time ago an acquaintance of mine was telling me that in a couple of days he was to fly to Japan in his own private jet that he was to fly himself. Naturally I was very impressed and I told him it sure as hell sounds like a lot of fun and what he told me surely got me thinking as to the fact why the hell does he have to go all the way to Japan, why not here in America? What he was going to Japan for was for a treatment that they would not perform in the United States, now I forgot what his ailment was called but the treatment he was to be given was all his blood would be drained out of his body, go through a filtering process and resubmitted into his body. This was back in the 1980’s.He would do this on occasion and from that day on I always wondered why the hell with all the advancement we had here in the United States this friend of mine had to fly to Japan for this treatment? This never made sense to me whereas through the years I had heard of other people going to various countries around the world being treated for ailments that was not allowed in our country. That all has changed with President Donald Trump signing into law today the bill called “Right To Try”. This bill bypasses the Food and Drug Administration.
The following was posted by Brooke Singman, published by Fox News: “President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would allow those with potentially terminal diseases to try experimental treatments and bypass the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”
“The so-called Right to Try Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., unanimously passed the Senate last August, and cleared the House last week on a party-line vote of 250-169 — in a win for both Johnson and the Trump administration.”
“Today I am proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the Right to Try legislation into law,” Trump said Wednesday. “We’re going to be saving tremendous numbers of lives.”
“The president said the issue was “very personal” for him.”
This is fantastic news by all means. There have been many terminal ill patients that have been begging to take these experimental drugs. One thing we must keep in mind is that these drugs have passed at lease the first phase of testing. There is no reason whatsoever that a patient has to wait for a drug to have the blessing of the Food and Drug Administration before it is tried considering we all know that it takes I believe 5-7 years to clear Food and Drug if not longer.
Once again President Trump has picked up the football and threw for a touchdown considering this bill he passed has been talked about for decades. We must all be grateful as Americans that we have a President in Donald Trump that when he sets his sights on something he pushes forward to achieve a winning result with all he has. After all it is all for the betterment of the American people and now a terminally ill patient will feel they have a fighting chance. For the people who say President Trump doesn’t have a heart I would say think again.