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Americans for Prosperity Running Ads in Support of 'Right to Try'

Americans for Prosperity Running Ads in Support of 'Right to Try'
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By    |   Thursday, 26 April 2018 08:04 AM

Americans for Prosperity is funding a six-figure advertising blitz urging Congress to pass a bill giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental medications, the Washington Examiner is reporting.

"Terminally ill patients are running out of time," the ad says. "Access to experimental treatments could save their lives. Democrats and Republicans agree. Right to try is the answer."

The ads, which will run on TV and online, urge viewers to contact congressional lawmakers in support of the bill.

It would permit patients to try a medication that has gone through the first of three phases of clinical trials, according to the Examiner. Each patient must be terminally ill and have no other options to qualify to get medications, the website added.

"Right to try legislation could make all the difference for the tens of thousands of terminally-ill patients who are running out of options to save their own lives," said Brent Gardner, chief government affairs officer for AFP.

"These patients and their families are counting on Congress to end the inaction, get to work, and extend to them the hope they so desperately need and deserve. They don't have time for political games. Congress needs to act now.

AFP is backed by billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch.

The Hill reported frustration is growing over Congress' inability pass a bill permitting the terminally ill the right to try.

"We've been frustrated at the fact that everyone agrees that right to try is important, and we need a bill, but they haven't been actually able to get a law," said David Barnes, the policy director of Generation Opportunity, another Koch-backed group.

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