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The Resource The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen

The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen

Label
The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need
Title
The right to try
Title remainder
how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need
Statement of responsibility
Darcy Olsen
Title variation
How the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The inspiring state-by-state campaign to allow sick Americans access to experimental treatments currently blocked by the government, chronicled by the woman leading the charge. Should you need the government's permission to try to save your own life? Today, the FDA regulates medications available to Americans. But it takes an average of ten years to bring a new drug to market. Every day thousands of Americans die unnecessarily from fatal diseases for which lifesaving treatments that now exist or are being developed are ruled too "dangerous" for commercial distribution. But how does that FDA standard apply to someone in the terminal stages of cancer or ALS? 'Right to Try' is filled with stories of heroism and heartbreak -- of courageous Americans who beat illnesses no one thought could be defeated; parents who won the fight to get their children access to cutting-edge cures; patients who were denied life-saving treatments by the government ostensibly for their own protection; and incredible doctors and researchers pioneering revolutionary cures. Drawing on her experience fighting for patients, Darcy Olsen goes inside the federal bureaucracy that is stopping millions from accessing these lifesaving treatments, lays out the case for expanding access to experimental medicines, and describes the ongoing national campaign to change these laws state-by-state. Cogent and persuasive, this powerful and informative book is clarion call for reform that definitively answers the question: When your mortality hangs in the balance, shouldn't you have the right to try to save your own life?
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olsen, Darcy
Dewey number
363.1946
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical trials
  • Medicine, Experimental
  • Medical policy
  • Patients
Target audience
adult
Label
The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Meet Lazarus : the first man in medical history to survive Lou Gehrig's Disease -- Sophie's choice : how the FDA let a mother save one son... and left her other son to die -- Five thousand miles for a cure : how one American family moved overseas to save their dying son -- Making medical miracles : the cutting-edge cancer killers you can't get yet -- What Steve Jobs saw : how the FDA stops American doctors from using a proven cancer treatment -- Inside man : how one biotech CEO came to champion Right to Try -- We are the 99 percent : how Right to Try has taken America by storm -- Compassionate use : the mythical unicorn -- Would you use a fifteen-year-old cell phone? : how to get American medicine back on top -- If you have the right to die, you should have the right to try -- Where do I start? : a step-by-step guide to seeking an investigational treatment -- Afterword : Everyone deserves the right to try : an update on Jean McNary, Ted Harada, and Diego Morris
Control code
ocn922291406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062407528
Lccn
2015037312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
363.1946 OL8 ; XX-N ; [Z15BP021, #23, 2@$26.99, DLG/cd].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 922291406
  • (OCoLC)922291406
Label
The right to try : how the federal government prevents Americans from getting the life-saving treatments they need, Darcy Olsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Meet Lazarus : the first man in medical history to survive Lou Gehrig's Disease -- Sophie's choice : how the FDA let a mother save one son... and left her other son to die -- Five thousand miles for a cure : how one American family moved overseas to save their dying son -- Making medical miracles : the cutting-edge cancer killers you can't get yet -- What Steve Jobs saw : how the FDA stops American doctors from using a proven cancer treatment -- Inside man : how one biotech CEO came to champion Right to Try -- We are the 99 percent : how Right to Try has taken America by storm -- Compassionate use : the mythical unicorn -- Would you use a fifteen-year-old cell phone? : how to get American medicine back on top -- If you have the right to die, you should have the right to try -- Where do I start? : a step-by-step guide to seeking an investigational treatment -- Afterword : Everyone deserves the right to try : an update on Jean McNary, Ted Harada, and Diego Morris
Control code
ocn922291406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062407528
Lccn
2015037312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
363.1946 OL8 ; XX-N ; [Z15BP021, #23, 2@$26.99, DLG/cd].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 922291406
  • (OCoLC)922291406

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