Rhode Island House Approves Right to Try Act to Protect Terminal Patients from some FDA Restrictions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 20, 2015) – This week, the Rhode Island state House unanimously approved a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 72-0.

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Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes State House

SALEM, Ore. (June 15, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases overwhelmingly passed the state House last week. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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