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Congressman Biggs' Statement on Right to Try Developments

November 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This month, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced he plans to strengthen the FDA’s expanded access program, including efforts to implement Right to Try legislation that was signed into law earlier this year. Congressman Biggs, a leading sponsor of the Right to Try bill, released the following statement:

“I applaud Commissioner Gottlieb and the FDA for their diligence in swiftly implementing Right to Try. This policy will give hope to countless of patients facing terminal illnesses around the country. It was an honor to play a small role in passing this legislation earlier this year, and I look forward to seeing the FDA’s continued work to give Americans the right to try.”

For more information about the FDA’s latest efforts to implement Right to Try, please visit this new website.

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.