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Terminally Ill Teen Struggles to Reunite with Parents in Pakistan

Posted on · Every year, millions of people around the world apply for visas to visit the United States. But experts say national security concerns – like the terrorist attacks in Paris – have made that process much more difficult. Now, it may be blocking a final reunion between a terminally ill teenager in Houston and her parents […]

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Should Terminally Ill Patients Have the Right to Try Unproven Drugs?

Posted on · The FDA currently has an exemption that allows terminally ill patients to have access to drugs that are still in the clinical trial phase but have yet to be approved. However, the process to get what’s called “compassionate use” is lengthy and arduous. But a proposed bill in the Texas Legislature would make it easier […]