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"Right to try" for Europe?

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#1 caliban

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:18 AM


In the last two years "right to try laws" have swept the USA.
European countries however seem set against this measure, siding with the critics.   
 
Should they be urged to change their stance? 
Are such laws benefiting life extension? 
Are they superior to existing "compassionate use" provisions? 

#2 Mind

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:55 PM

They should be urged to change their stance.

 

I think such laws will be a net benefit to life extension.

 

It seems "compassionate use" provisions and "right to try" provisions are very similar in theory, only differing in who decides under what circumstances these exemptions are allowed.

 

In the end, I find it abhorrent that an unelected group of bureaucrats (typical situation) should have any decision over my health and whether or not I should live or die (or use cryonics).






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