ACCESS Act back in House (and Senate)
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., re-introduced the Access, Compassion, Care and Ethics for Seriously Ill Patients Act (ACCESS) May 21. The bill, initially introduced in 2005, would expand investigational treatment access for terminally ill patients who have exhausted other medical options (1"The Pink Sheet," Aug. 27, 2007, p. 9)
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