TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
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.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
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.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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