Should terminally ill patients be able to sign a waiver to receive experimental treatments that are not yet FDA-approved?
That should be between them and their doctors
I believe this would help accelerate a cure for a lot of diseases if the patient, who will die without possibly any other treatment available, goes ahead and consents. If you wait for the FDA to approve everything that person could be long gone by the time the approval comes through.
No, the FDA should be expanded and improved. You're playing on people's emotions to sell them snake oil.
Do people not have a right to try to live when the current FDA procedures/medicines have failed?
Experimental procedures are not the same as homeopathic “medicine”.
You think it would be worth bribing doctors to misdiagnose patience as terminally ill for research purposes?
They can sign up for clinical trials.
This might be the single-most agreed upon poll in SOH history! 😆
Yes, it's their waiver and consent.
I have a feeling the 2% who said No work for the FDA lol.
Unless there is a chance the experimental treatment will give them superpowers and turn them into a supervillain. We don’t need grandma blowing up buildings with her laser vision.
Why do we have the government stopping us from doing this?
Anyone should have this capability.
Anyone, not just terminally ill.
It’s my body and I’ll do what I want to…do what I want to. You would too if you had my boo boo.
If I had your boo boo, I'd have myself committed :D
Should be no-brainer.
Normal people want these drugs approved while lefties push for government controlled healthcare and its inevitable euthanasia of sick and elderly.
We want them approved, and left wants to kill these people anyway. Why not let them, of their own will and request, test-drive them?
This poll is beautiful. I've never seen so many people in agreeance.
Bipartisanship is possible.
If you are terminally ill, you have nothing to lose
It would allow charlatans to prey upon the terminally ill. There must be a degree of limitations on the people pushing treatments.
You ask this question repeatedly. The option already exists. It is called compassionate use by the FDA.
True but I believe you have to go through a lot of red tape and you will not always get the permission. Agree about repeatedly asking the same.
It's actually not that much red tape. In 20 years, I've not seen the FDA deny anyone a product that was at least finished with phase II trials.
Ok I will admit I don't know much and only know what I heard in various tv stories about people not getting some special treatment they wanted.
Not a worry, Tom. I've been involved in clinical research in some capacity for the past 30 years. From a regulatory perspective, if you have a safe product with potential benefits for patients that hasn't completed phase III trials, it is almost automatic is the medical necessity as written by the principal investigator to he FDA oversight committee. The situations where it might not succeed occur if insufficient safety data on humans exists.
Thanks. You obviously know much more than I do.
One thing I'll most always provide on this app is my honest opinion. If I don't know anything about a subject or sense a heated debate coming on, I'll typically leave well enough alone. I'm a pretty fart smeller [sic] and follow global politics and markets with inside knowledge to most because of family and friends. I know you came from the UK but don't know which part. Please indulge me if you so wish. Cheers!
Yes, they should be helped to find drug trials.
Of course. It's their body and their life.
Yes and without them being part of the official study.
Of course. What kind of evil fuck would try to prevent that?
The worst kind: Politicians and bureaucrats.
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Panels? Like... have one panel for each region, then you've got to go or video chat with them.
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No brainer. It's worth a shot. I'd do it.
Of course. No one else has any right to prohibit them from doing so.
Yes, and I'd do it. Any port in a storm.
They don't have anything to lose, so yes.