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‘Right-to-try’ law intended to weaken the FDA, measure’s sponsor says in blunt remarks

In blunt remarks, Sen. Ron Johnson wants to make one thing clear: His new law is meant to weaken the Food and Drug Administration.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson, the author of the federal “right-to-try” law signed by President Trump this week, wants to make one thing clear: His new law is meant to weaken the Food and Drug Administration.

“This law intends to diminish the FDA’s power over people’s lives, not increase it,” he to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Thursday.

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