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House votes today on controversial "right to try" bill

Chairman Greg Walden
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

The House will vote today on a bill that would expand terminally ill patients' access to medical products that are still being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. Most Democrats are still expected to oppose it.

Why this matters: Access to these experimental medicines could give one last option to people with none left, although it's unclear how many doctors, drug makers and patients would take advantage of this new option.