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Trump Praises Record Device Approvals, Pushes Congress To Pass 'Right-To-Try' Bills

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In his Jan. 30 State of the Union address, President Trump praised US FDA for its high approval rate of devices and drugs in 2017, and urged Congress to do more by approving 'right-to-try' legislation that he says would allow terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental devices and drugs.

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