by Sharon Rondeau

(May 30, 2018) — The White House press schedule announced Wednesday morning that President Donald Trump will sign S. 204, the “Right to Try Act” permitting Americans with terminal illnesses to try experimental drugs not yet approved by the FDA.

The signing can be viewed live here:

The legislation, introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) early last year, passed the Senate last August and the House on May 22.  Two days later, it was presented to Trump for his signature.

The bill text is here:

Editor’s Note:  Trump began to speak at 12:31 in a voice which may have been affected by his speech at a Nashville, TN rally on Tuesday night.  “Some of these treatments are so promising,” he said of ongoing testing of new medications, while advocating for the bill.  “Today I’m proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the Right to Try legislation into law,” he said to applause from family members invited to look on.


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