Bills are advancing through the House and Senate that would make it easier for seriously ill patients to try experimental drugs for compassionate use.
Currently new medications can take 5-15 years to reach the market and advocates ultimately want to speed up the FDA approval process.
8-year-old Josh Hardy is a 4-time cancer survivor. He was critically ill after his immune system was compromised following a recent bone marrow transplant. At the recommendation of his doctor they requested compassionate use of an experimental drug. The pharmaceutical company said no.