The John Locke Foundation
Cordially invites you to

Shaftesbury Society Presentation

with our special guest

Christina Sandefur

- Executive Vice President
Goldwater Institute

Right To Try: The Movement To Protect Access To Life-Saving Treatments


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Monday, March 28, 2016
12 Noon

John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC

About This Presentation
Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans die without getting access to promising treatments that could save or extend their lives. On average, it takes a decade and a billion dollars for potentially lifesaving treatments to get market approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this presentation, Christina Sandefur will explain why she believes this is unnecessary, immoral, and unconstitutional - the worst kind of bureaucratic overreach. Unwilling to force terminal patients to navigate Washington's red tape as their lives hang in the balance, 24 states have passed laws to protect patientsí Right to Try to save their own lives with investigational medicines that have passed basic FDA safety testing and are being used in clinical trials but have not yet received full FDA approval.


About Christina Sandefur
Christina Sandefur is Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute. She also develops policies and litigates cases advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights. Sandefur has won important victories for property rights in Arizona and works nationally to promote the Institute's Private Property Rights Protection Act, a state-level reform requires government to pay owners when regulations destroy property rights and reduce property values. She is also a co-drafter of the Right to Try initiative, now law in 24 states, which protects terminally ill patients' right to try safe investigational treatments that have been prescribed by their physician but are not yet FDA approved for market.

Sandefur is the co-author of the book Cornerstone of Liberty: Private Property Rights in 21st Century America (2015). She is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs, including Fox Business's Stossel, Dick Morris, and The Armstrong & Getty Show. Her litigation and policy work has been featured in National Review, The Washington Post, Human Events, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, among others. She has provided expert legal testimony to various legislative committees and is a frequent speaker at conferences.




Shaftesbury presentations are free and open to the public. Lunch is not available for purchase at the presentation. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


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