String the letters F-D-A together and almost instantly you’ll picture the well-recognized scientific safe-haven of the United States. Formed in 1906, the Food and Drug Administration was created to ensure the responsibility and protection of US citizens’ interaction with the market of commercial science. From cosmetics to veterinary medicine, the FDA regulates and supervises the advances that intend to make life more manageable. However, in Colorado terminally ill patients are advocating for a little liberation from this tight hold the FDA so often advocates when regarding human subjects.  As of May 17, 2014 Colorado is officially the first state to grant patients access to experimental pharmaceuticals still resting in the developmental pipeline - ones either awaiting or working towards federal approval for lawful commercialization.