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    Laws Spreading That Allow Terminal Patients Access to Experimental Drugs

    Earlier this month, Arizona voters  approved a referendum  that allows terminally ill patients to receive experimental drugs and devices. It’s the fifth state to approve a “right-to-try” law this year. Supporters say the laws give dying patients faster access to potentially life-saving therapies than the Food and Drug Administration’s existing  “expanded-access” program , often referred to as “compassionate use.” But critics charge they’re feel-good laws that don’t addre...