"Right to Try" bill unanimously passes Illinois Senate

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SPRINGFIELD - A "Right to Try" measure that would allow terminally-ill patients to participate in a wider range of experimental treatments has been unanimously approved by the Illinois Senate.

The legislation was passed by state senators in a 52-0 vote on Wednesday, and will now move to Governor Bruce Rauner's office for consideration.  The bill's sponsor, Senator Michael Connelly, says that patients will have more opportunities to take part in potentially life-saving treatments.

Connelly also expressed confidence in Rauner signing the bill into law.  However, Catherine Kelly, a spokesperson for Rauner, did not indicate that the governor would sign the bill, only that he would review the measure after he receives it.
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