Senate lawmakers say they want to more time to work on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs before sending the measure to the floor.
The bill would help 5-year-old Jordan McLinn, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Those afflicted with the fatal disease typically only live to about age 20.
But Jordan’s mother, Laura McLinn, told a Senate panel that help could be on the way. As Jordan sat in her lap, she told lawmakers about a new drug being developed to change Jordan’s type of Muscular Dystrophy into a milder version.