RARECAST: Utah Patients Win Right to Try

April 27, 2015

Last month Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law the Right to Try Act, which provides terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that have completed at least early-stage clinical testing. Utah is the tenth state to pass such law and a growing list of other states are considering similar legislation. We spoke to Jonathan Johnson, founder of Utah’s Right to Try Foundation, about the law, how it works, and the difference he expects it will make for patients who have exhausted available therapeutic options.


RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here. 

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