Based on his speech to a joint session of Congress a few months ago, President Trump’s love/hate relationship with pharma will undoubtedly affect the care of many patients. During his speech, President Trump noted his hate when he called out the government’s need to “work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs and bring them down immediately.” On the love side, the President called attention to 2 of his invited guests, Megan and John Crowley. John Crowley leads Amicus Therapeutics, which he founded to produce a treatment for his daughter, Megan, who suffers from the rare and serious Pompe Disease, which typically claims the life of its victims by age 5. Trump continued, “If we slash the restraints, not just at the FDA but across our government, we will be blessed with far more miracles” like Megan.
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