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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Supports Access to Experimental Drugs For Terminally lIl

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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:07 AM
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This is a followup to my past ATS thread: Donald Trump Did It! Diseases Will Be CURED!

So here it is folks! If you're not sick, then put yourself in the place of someone you know who is very ill for just a moment as you read this thread.

Up to this date, if you have a terminal illness, you may have read of an experimental treatment that "may" help your condition, or possibly even cure it. You have been waiting up to this point to have the FDA mercifully approve something that has been proven effective in various medical tests.
You are still waiting.
And still dying.

What the President has done here is allow people a chance to volunteer for a treatment, while accepting the possible risks, as a way to possibly get out of the lifetime punishment of a disease. This is always something I've wanted. You know how many medical trials I've wanted to get into to see if one or another doctor might know of a way to cure diabetes? I've been waiting for years, and my time of waiting is about to turn for the downward spiral. I'm not there yet, but THIS IS THE KIND OF THING I HAVE WANTED FROM A PRESIDENT for my entire life!

Who knows? Maybe some of these "experimental" treatments may be proven to be effective? If so, then many diseases could be cured, with the medical evidence to back it up!


Despite the state laws, it is not clear how many patients — possibly just a few hundred — have received approval from drug companies to receive the drugs outside of clinical research trials. But Trump can sign an executive order that would allow the FDA to loosen the policy that requires full FDA approval before patients outside of clinical trials can gain access to experimental drugs.

If he did, he could also use his bully pulpit to press drug companies to allow access to the drugs. Right now, drugmakers are reluctant to participate in the programs because they worry the FDA might shut down a trial or make it more difficult to gain final approval.


This is huge ATS! This is the kind of action that the sick people have been waiting for! That want to at least have a chance to be healed...

View this link for the full news update at Crain's Detroit News: Trump supports access to experimental drugs for terminally ill
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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Sounds good to me.
Now what?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:15 AM
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There Trump goes screwing up population control! We need more space for dreamers! What about the children! Ok libs, posted your comments for you.

This is a great thing, I watched a documentary on AIDS in the 90s about drugs that where being held back because the government said they need more testing. A guy who was terminal from it said 'if I thought it would help they could inject me with gasoline, I've got to try something' this is a step forward.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:16 AM
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Strictnyne for the poor ?
;p



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: Phage

So maybe I can apply to some of those clinical trials. If they kill me, than I accept that risk! If I live, who knows, it might cure other people. I sure as hell will let everyone know what I did and if it worked (as long as there isn't some sort of complicated non-disclosure agreement, etc!). There are many promising treatments out there for a few diseases. I'm sure that they all have potential risks. So do the diseases in practically every case. I'll just say this, if the President puts this through, I will be applying as soon as possible. There's one right here in the USA that might work as a permanent cure. There's also one in Canada that might not be permanent, but it also probably would work for at least a few years. I know for a fact that Hillary wouldn't have allowed this sort of thing to go through. There are a few issues I disagree with Donald Trump on, but he gets 10 out of 10 stars for this one from me. I've always wanted some of that "red tape" from the FDA cut.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: InFriNiTee
Good. They need to get on with it already. My wife has an incurable illness that can, rarely, become terminal later in life. We hope that's not going to be a problem but if it does happen it is amazing to know that there could be something to help by then.

She'll be ecstatic to hear about this. Thank you for bringing this to ATS.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: InFriNiTee
No argument.
I said that it sounds good to me.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:18 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
Sounds good to me.
Now what?


Anarchy?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: c2oden

No.
It is a rational position.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
Sounds good to me.
Now what?


Exactly!



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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I read before that magic mushrooms showed high success rates of helping people who had psychological disorders like anxiety and depression. This was from case studies conducted by psychiatrists. I'd be thrilled if we moved away from the era of reefer madness and examined the beneficial properties of various "drugs." The only problem is the 800 lb gorilla that is the pharmaceutical industry.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: InFriNiTee

Trump may support it, but it is not true that this was never impossible for the terminally ill or anyone else.

Application to use an experimental drug has always been accepted by the FDA. Sometimes they say yes and sometimes they say no.

I am proof of this. An experimental drug not yet approved by the FDA for anything was used in treatment for toxoplasmosis in my right eye in about 1985. I had so much scar tissue on my macula from previous infections of this congenital strain, it needed something to cause the infection to go into a very long dormancy. One additional infection after that and I would be blind in that eye.

I was treated by a well known macula specialist, he filled out the appropriate paperwork and the drug was approved for use on me. It worked.

Please do not give Trump ANY credit for this. There has always been application avenues in place for this.


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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: reldra

That's awesome.
Was your case published?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Shhhhhhhhhh,

He'll try to take credit for it.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:35 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: reldra

That's awesome.
Was your case published?


I believe it was, if I recall correctly. The doctor is Peter William Forgach.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: reldra

Shhhhhhhhhh,

He'll try to take credit for it.



LOL



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: Noncents

Absolutely! The important thing is to apply to you or your loved one's applicable trial before you call and they say: "All the volunteer trial spots are full' or something like that. I know I am going to get on it seriously this week, starting tomorrow. I look at it this way: If the risks of the treatment are likely less than the illness that's causing the problem, then it is MY body, so let me sign the papers for ME to try to get it cured! It has always bothered be that the FDA can "hold up" treatments that might actually work! If it kills me, then I was well on my way there already!



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:44 AM
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I don't care if it was Joseph Stalin that's responsible for it and honestly neither should anyone else... Right now there's no guarantee that someone stuck in a life of pain with no hope for a solution can try something that could work. Their choice can be denied.

When someone you love is stuck in a bad place, a really bad place and there's nothing at all you can do about it then any light is good light. Politics be damned.

If this changes to become the choice of the patient it's a good thing.
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Thank you Phage! I figured you would be kind of in support of this idea. It's all for the advancement of science. If these things can be cured one day, imagine what it will do for the economy! Diabetes alone is over 300 Billion Dollars A YEAR!!! Cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, viral diseases. If any one of those is cured it could add up to trillions saved (with all of them cured). I can see this in some ways expanding medical research, because it will reduce the overall cost of medical trials. If 700 or more out of a 1000 are cured, that will make an awesome difference in the lessening of medical deficits!



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: InFriNiTee

Spelled "supports". Ugh!!!!!



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