During President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress, he declared his support for ‘Right-to-Try’ allowing terminally ill patients to use drugs not approved by the FDA.
Trump recognized a young woman named Megan Crowley, who suffers from Pompe disease. To save her life, her father created a pharmaceutical company and manufactured a drug to treat the illness.
“Megan’s story is about the unbounded power of a father’s love for a daughter,” Trump said. “But our slow and burdensome approval process at the Food and Drug Administration keeps too many advances, like the one that saved Megan’s life, from reaching those in need.”
“If we slash the restraints, not just at the FDA but across our Government, then we will be blessed with far more miracles like Megan,” he continued.
Right-to-Try has been something that the Trump Administration has been very supportive of, including Vice President Mike Pence who signed the law in Indiana when he was governor.
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