SB 2830: Expand Right to Try law

By Mississippi Center for Public Policy
February 20, 2020

Senate Bill 2830, sponsored by Sen. Josh Harkins, would expand the state’s Right to Try law.

Right to Try laws gives terminally ill patients the ability to try medicines that have not yet been approved by the federal government for market. Mississippi enacted Right to Try legislation in 2015, part of a movement that has swept across the country. To date, 41 states have enacted similar legislation and it became federal law in 2018.  

This bill would expand the current list of eligible patients to an individual with a traumatic injury and would also allow adult stem cells as a treatment option. 

This would expand upon the current individual freedoms for terminally ill patients who have exhausted their government-approved options and are simply looking for another option. 

MCPP has reviewed this legislation and finds that it is aligned with our principles and therefore should be supported. 

Read SB 2830.

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