KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

'Right To Try' Supporters Urge Removing Barriers To Experimental Drug Therapies

The so-called "Right to Try" movement began as an effort to speed up the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process. 

It’s based on the idea that terminally ill patients should be able to use experimental treatments or therapies that have completed some testing but that have not yet received FDA approval.

And now, supporters are urging officials to remove regulatory barriers in the age of COVID-19.

The Show spoke to Naomi Lopez, director of health care policy at the Goldwater Institute, which has long led the charge on "Right to Try."

More Stories From KJZZ

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.