Why FDA Regulation Is a Death Sentence for the Terminally Ill

Policy Forum
June 10, 2004 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Frank Burroughs, President and Founder, Abigail Alliance; Steve Walker, Regulatory Advisor, Abigail Alliance; and David Price, Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation.

Food and Drug Administration regulations deny terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that could prolong or save their lives. Charging that this policy “operates as a death sentence for those patients,” the Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs has filed a citizen petition with — and a lawsuit against — the FDA. A few of the people behind the Abigail Alliance will discuss what it really means to fight for patients’ rights.