Trump calls for faster approval of prescription drugs

Trump calls for faster approval of prescription drugs
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President Trump called for faster drug approvals at the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday during his first address to Congress. 

"Our slow and burdensome approval process at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps too many advances ... from reaching those in need," Trump said.

One of Trump's guests to the speech was Megan Crowley, who was diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare genetic illness that weakens muscles.

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"On receiving this news, Megan's dad, John, fought with everything he had to save the life of his precious child.  He founded a company to look for a cure, and helped develop the drug that saved Megan's life," Trump said. 

"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."