Here is a powerful video from the Tomorrow’s Cures Today Foundation on the right to try experimental medicines. I sometimes worry that we hold out too much promise to patients. Tomorrow’s drugs are rarely cures. Tomorrow’s drugs are a little bit better than today’s and that is how progress is made. What really matters is not the right to try per se but speeding up the process, reducing costs, and increasing investment in pharmaceutical R&D.
Nevertheless, I support the right to try. Watch the video.
Addendum: I have no direct connection to the Foundation but Bartley Madden is on the advisory board, as is Nobelist Vernon Smith, so I am delighted to promote.