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S. 204 (115th): Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017


About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 204 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt, from specified requirements and restrictions under that Act and other laws, the provision of certain unapproved, investigational drugs to a terminally ill patient who has exhausted approved treatment options and is unable to participate in a clinical trial involving the drugs. The manufacturer or sponsor of an eligible investigational drug must report annually to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on any use of the drug in accordance with these provisions. The FDA shall post an annual summary report of such use on its website.

The bill limits the liability of a sponsor, manufacturer, prescriber, or dispenser that provides, or declines to provide, an eligible investigational drug to an eligible patient in accordance with the bill.

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Sponsor and status

Ron Johnson

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Wisconsin. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 24, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 30, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 30, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-176
Source

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 5247: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 21, 2018. 35% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Aug 3, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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May 22, 2018
 
Passed House

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May 30, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 204 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 204. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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