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Drug access by terminally ill under Colorado review

Associated Press - Published: March 13, 2014

DENVER — Colorado is the latest state considering real-life "Dallas Buyers Club" legislation.

A House committee starts work Thursday on a proposal to allow terminally ill people access to drugs that are still completing clinical trials and haven't been approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Similar proposals are pending in several states. Some doctors strongly oppose so-called "Right To Try" legislation. They say it could bypass important safeguards and potentially hasten the deaths of some patients.

Supporters of the so-called "Right To Try" bills point out that doctors would still have sign off on the use of an investigational product.

"Dallas Buyers Club" is a film about a determined AIDS patient who smuggled treatments from Mexico because they weren't cleared for use in the United States.

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Online:

House Bill 1281: http://bit.ly/1i6ZtVI

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