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Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Opposing Passage of the Senate’s “False Hope” Legislation

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Public Citizen urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose S. 204, the version of “False Hope” legislation that was passed by the Senate in August 2017. Importantly, although H.R. 5247 — the House of Representatives-passed version of this legislation — has significant flaws that would endanger patients, it nevertheless would provide substantially stronger safeguards for patients who would receive investigational drugs under the Right-to-Try pathway than those provided by S. 204.