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Critically ill patients see hope in "Right to Try" drugs

But critics call laws that allow use of drugs not approved by FDA as 'a cruel sham'

The new "Right to Try" laws passed by several US states aim to hasten access to unapproved drugs by eliminating the FDA role in the process.

Lyons, Colarado

SINCE May last year, several states in America have passed laws that give critically ill patients the right to try medications that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Deemed "Right to Try" laws, they have passed quickly and often unanimously