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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) —  A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on a 39-1 vote. If Scott signs it, dying people will be able to take experimental drugs as long as the medicines have gone through the first phase of federal approval.

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The bill (HB 269) is called the “Right To Try Act.” The House passed it last week.

Supporters have said people who have tried all other options shouldn’t have to wait for final U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to see if a drug being tested can help them.

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