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No Surprise Here: Politics and Policy Talk Dominates CED Life Science Conference

This story was co-written with Editor Laura Baverman During his first address to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, which happened to coincide with Rare Disease Day, President Trump introduced Megan Crowley, a young woman who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Pompe disease. President Trump relayed her story to the audience: her father, desperate for a cure, founded Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, a biotech startup that developed the drug that saved her life. President Trump went on to say: “If we slash the restraints, not just at the FDA, but across our government, then we will be blessed with far...

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