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Right to Try: The Trump Law That Eased Suffering, Saved Lives

Right to Try: The Trump Law That Eased Suffering, Saved Lives

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patient Jordan McLinn (R) of Indiana gives then-President Donald Trump (L) a hug during a bill signing ceremony for S. 204, the 'Right to Try Act' into law. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bill Robinson By Tuesday, 28 February 2023 12:31 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

As I wrote in my previous articles, President Trump saved my life with an Executive Order. Now I’m honored to write about a whole other group of those brave Americans, fighting for their lives, whom government can really help.

— Relentless Bill Robinson (1958- )

On May 30, 2018, President Trump signed S.204 from the 115th Congress.

“The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017,” otherwise known as “Right to Try,” was a watershed moment for President Trump because most presidents don’t support or get to sign life-saving laws.

They don’t get the chance, don’t make it a priority, or just don’t care.

More often, they take lives by sending American lives into combat or danger.

This law makes it possible for those with terminal diseases to get and try potentially life-saving medicines and treatments that were not fully approved by the FDA.

The hitches? Terminally ill Americans’ treatments must have been exhausted and they cannot participate in or have been denied clinical trials. Then, they can access new drugs that have passed Phase 1 FDA trials.

(A recent NPR poll told us that only 37% of Americans said “they have a lot of trust” in the FDA.)

These exceptions give those who won’t give up and want to try anything to survive, the Right to Try and do so.

“I’m so proud of it, Bill,” the president told me recently, “we did a lot of good.”

President Trump didn’t do Right to Try alone. But he was a certainly huge proponent of Right to Try at his rallies, in the press, and inside the government since 2016.

Senators Ron Johnson,R-Wisc., and Joe Donnelley, D-Ind.) were instrumental in fighting for this important law. There were untiring moms and families who never gave up because it’s their loved ones’ lives at stake.

Nothing could be more moving than this march to compassion.

As drugs and treatments advance, more people can be saved. But the hope needs to keep coming because there are always more lives to save.

Trump recalled, “I mention it in speeches and I notice I’ll be talking about the military, and this and that, and taxes, and all of a sudden … you know, I think it’s a great name. You don’t even have to describe it. It’s a beautiful name I think, for what we’re talking about.”

“Thousands of people are living right now … you know, they used to go to China, to Asia, to Europe, if they had money. If they didn’t have money, they’d just go home to die. That’s it; they had no hope. So sad.”

And the entire Herculean effort involving so many families, Congress and the White House may not have come to pass if President Trump wasn’t there to cheer it on.

It strikes me as very unlikely that Obama or Biden would sign such an important law into effect, as they seem much more interested in closing pipelines, a heinous Cap & Trade program, the shockingly botched Obamacare, censoring conservatives and starting endless wars to feed the all-consuming military-industrial complex.

And what sickening dolt would vote against this compassionate, loving bill trying to give dying people hope? Well, 169 House Dems did. Get that? Can you say “Big Pharma puppets?” Parenthetically, ZERO Republicans voted against it.

“We have things that we know are going to work, that they wouldn’t allow them to be used because they thought it may hurt the people,” Trump zeroed in.

“I thought, ‘Well, wait a minute, they’re terminally ill, in some cases, they’ll be dead within a month. Why are you even thinking about hurting the people, we’re talking about saving lives.’”

It’s only common sense. There’s so little common sense in Washington.

“I get letters from people. Many people are living now, and some are living perfectly. Some are just … living. A lot of doctors are now saying it’s becoming ‘ho-hum,’ if that can ever be ho-hum.” I interpreted this to mean that the access to Right to Try is getting easier and more effective.

“You know. We brought the approval process (for these drugs and treatments) down to half of what it was. It was 12 years and we brought it down to five years.”

To flatten skeptics of my claim that this may have never happened but for Trump, consider this: the executive order he signed on July 10, 2019 that saved my life is the second confirmed act of sympathetic compassion President Trump produced.

“The kidney executive order I signed (that helped this writer) just worked, it helped everybody,” President Trump told me. And it had the added benefit of being able to better see and hear the stories of those it saved. “But Right to Try cuts a wider swath (of other diseases like cancer, ALS, MD and so many others) because it covers everything.”

To me, as a survivor, it’s all about hope. No hope … then we die.

I’m hard-pressed to find even one other president who saved lives with the stroke of a pen, much less two as President Trump did.

Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

— Christopher Reeve, Superman actor (1952-2004)

Bill Robinson has appeared on Fox News, CNN, PBS, Bloomberg, BBC and had his own segment on SKY News. For seven years was the only Conservative columnist for the Huffington Post. He has written columns and articles for The Wall Street Journal Europe, Forbes.com, Fortune Small Business, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times, United Airline's Hemispheres Magazine and many others. Bill may be reached at: bill@relentlessmarketing.com. Read More of Bill Robinson's Reports — Here.
(This is a story I’ve written. We all have our stories. If you’d like to share yours with me or you would like my prayers, I’d love to hear from you. My email is Bill@RelentlessMarketing.com

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President Trump didn’t do Right to Try alone. But he was a certainly huge proponent of Right to Try at his rallies, in the press, and inside the government since 2016.
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Tuesday, 28 February 2023 12:31 PM
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