"Thousands of terminally ill Americans will have the help, the hope, and the fighting chance - and I think it's going to be better than chance - that they will be cured", said President Trump at the signing. That's a legal metaphor that's "deeply resonant" in American politics, he said, adding that passing the bill would amount to ideology trumping science. He called it a "fundamental freedom" that will provide hope and save lives.
As expected, Trump signed the "Right-to-Try" bill, which Congress approved last week, despite concerns raised by critics who argued bypassing the FDA could make it easier for fraudsters peddling unproven remedies to take advantage of vulnerable patients.
The "right to try" measure will let patients who have exhausted other options access drugs in early stages of FDA review.
Front and center at the signing of the bill was Jordan McLinn, a 9-year-old boy from Indianapolis who has a deadly form of muscular dystrophy.
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"For countless patients, time is not what they have", the president said. And a lot of that trying is going to be successful.
Trump gave the bill, which had passed only the Senate previous year, a boost by promoting it in his 2018 State of the Union address.
In March, the House passed legislation aimed at giving seriously ill patients increased access to investigational drugs, a bill championed by Vice President Mike Pence.
The Goldwater Institute said it did not know if the data from the Houston trial was used to support the application that won approval (the FDA press release says expanded access data was used in the approval).
FDA figures show it approves 99 percent of the roughly 1,000 requests it receives from doctors annually for so-called "compassionate use" of such treatments.