‘Right to try’ bill clears Assembly, heads to guv’s desk


A bill that would make experimental drugs available to eligible patients passed the Assembly on a voice vote.

The so-called “right to try” bill has been passed in more than 35 states. President Trump in his State of the Union speech last month also called on Congress to pass a federal version of the bill.

The bill previously cleared the Assembly last March. But a Senate panel earlier this month approved a substitute amendment that would make eligibility requirements for experimental drugs more stringent than under the original bill — an effort to align it more with the current draft of the federal version.

The Senate then approved the bill via voice vote on Tuesday.

The bill now heads to the guv’s desk.