Sen. Kay Hagan's TREAT Act to fast track drugs to fight rare diseases

A federal law that puts treatments of rare diseases on the fast track for approval has come too late for Luke and Logan Hendren of Lumberton.

Nevertheless, Meagan Hendren, the mother of the 15-month-old twins who suffer from a rare genetic disorder, lobbied for the legislation, saying it could help mothers avoid the pain she has experienced as the disease ravages her sons’ tiny bodies.