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The Resource The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the lifesaving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen

The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the lifesaving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen

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The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the lifesaving treatments they need
Title
The right to try
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how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the lifesaving treatments they need
Statement of responsibility
Darcy Olsen
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Language
eng
Summary
"The inspiring state-by-state campaign to allow sick Americans access to experimental treatments currently blocked by the government, chronicled by the woman leading the charge. Should you need the government's permission to try to save your own life? Today, the FDA regulates medications available to Americans. But it takes an average of ten years to bring a new drug to market. Every day thousands of Americans die unnecessarily from fatal diseases for which lifesaving treatments that now exist or are being developed are ruled too "dangerous" for commercial distribution. But how does that FDA standard apply to someone in the terminal stages of cancer or ALS? 'Right to Try' is filled with stories of heroism and heartbreak -- of courageous Americans who beat illnesses no one thought could be defeated; parents who won the fight to get their children access to cutting-edge cures; patients who were denied life-saving treatments by the government ostensibly for their own protection; and incredible doctors and researchers pioneering revolutionary cures. Drawing on her experience fighting for patients, Darcy Olsen goes inside the federal bureaucracy that is stopping millions from accessing these lifesaving treatments, lays out the case for expanding access to experimental medicines, and describes the ongoing national campaign to change these laws state-by-state. Cogent and persuasive, this powerful and informative book is clarion call for reform that definitively answers the question: When your mortality hangs in the balance, shouldn't you have the right to try to save your own life?"--Provided by publisher
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Olsen, Darcy
Dewey number
363.1946
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
R727.45
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • Patients
  • Clinical trials
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how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need
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The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the lifesaving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-300) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062407528
Lccn
2015037312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922291406
Label
The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the lifesaving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062407528
Lccn
2015037312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922291406

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