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Senator Ron Johnson Criticizes Partisan Blocking of Bill for Terminally Ill Patients

Guest, Senator Ron Johnson joined John Howell and Ray Stevens this morning on the show. Yesterday, Johnson unveiled a right-to-try bill on the floor. Those are laws that were created to let terminally ill patients try experimental therapies that haven’t been approved by the FDA.

Here’s Ron Johnson on the John and Ray Show Thursday morning.

A bill to provide terminally ill patients a chance to try to save their lives — a bill that has 42 cosponsors in the Senate — was blocked Wednesday by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act in May 2016.

The bill ensures that terminally ill patients, their doctors, and pharmaceutical manufacturers are allowed to try investigational treatments when no alternativ

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