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Dying Californians could get experimental drugs under “right to try” bill
Sacramento Bee

Terminally ill Californians could get access to treatments not yet approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration under a bill by Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier.

Rather than having to wait out the lengthy vetting process for new medications or devices, Californians would be able to take a gamble by obtaining treatments the FDA has not yet allowed physicians to prescribe. Assembly Bill 159 would shield doctors who offer the drugs from liability and would allow insurance companies to cover the treatment.