Please Support the U.S. "Right to Try" "Grow" "Results" Acts! Join the Action and tell your Story here Background Here is a summary of the U.S. Acts and how they can benefit you: 1) Allows for the reciprocal approval of drugs. Requires the FDA to quickly review drug, device, and biologic applications from sponsors who have products approved and sold in developed and trustworthy countries. Gives control back to your doctor (where it should be): If a doctor thinks an investigational treatment will help, she/he can prescribe it. This type of program has been tested for decades in Europe where treatments are paid largely through state and private insurance. Adopts a policy of drug approval reciprocity: If a drug is available in Canada or the EU, it should be available in the U.S. Allows companies to put drugs on the market earlier with a rigorous system of “post market surveillance.” Patients would get access to medicines earlier; companies can be compensated; and insurance can cover the cost. 2) Bars the federal government from prohibiting or restricting the production, manufacture, distribution, prescribing, dispensing, possession, or use of an experimental drug, biological product, or device that is: (1) intended to treat a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness; and (2) authorized by, and in accordance with, state law. 3) Reduce barriers to medical innovation and accelerate the development of new regenerative medicine treatments, which have the potential to restore or establish normal function in damaged human cells, tissues and organs. The U.S. is lagging behind in stem cell treatment options. For example, our out-of-date laws, forces many sick patients to travel and leave the country in order to be treated with their own adult stem cells. Other patients are too sick to travel outside of the U.S. for treatments, so they are basically watching the clock and hoping the laws change before they die. Current laws say that the FDA owns your fat. As soon as your fat is transferred to a laboratory, the FDA owns it; your fat is considered an experimental drug and it's illegal for a US doctor to treat you with your own fat (stem cells).