More details: The patient is currently not eligible for any of the trials investigating the drug; the patient is seeking use of the drug via a "compassionate use" clause via which the FDA "allows an unapproved drug still in development to go to a patient with few alternatives remaining, also absolving the drug maker of liability should the drug not work or cause harm"; pharmaceutical companies are not required to provide a drug requested under the "compassionate use" clause.
So why is the relevant drug company really refusing to give the drug to the patient for free? Let us count the reasons: the drug company would lose money by giving an incredibly expensive drug away for free, the drug is incredibly expensive due to the onerous FDA regulation/drug approval process, the drug is also incredibly expense due to the State-decreed IP intellectual monopoly system. There are probably additional reasons, all caused by the fascist nature of the U.S. medical system.
What is the drug company's PR stance? The company interestingly claims it "would be unethical and reckless to provide end-stage refractory ovarian cancer patients outside a clinical trial with BMN 673 at this early stage of development". What is the patient's PR stance? It is unethical for the company to refuse to provide the drug to her for free to protect "its wallet at the expense" of the patient possibly dying. Art Caplan, the national bioethics "expert", told the reporter that "it's too early in the process for a compassionate use exception for a different form of cancer than the one" the pharmaceutical company is targeting, especially because the drug could harm the patient even "speeding her death".
As usual everyone is wrong in this case. The libertarian analysis is as follows: the pharmaceutical company has no legal obligation to provide the drug for free to the patient, however the pharmaceutical company should provide the drug for free to the patient purely for strategic PR reasons, the patient (any patient) should not entertain the absurd idea that a pharmaceutical company has the legal obligation to provide her with free drugs, the drug is only expensive because of the State, eliminate the State (and therefore the "compassionate use" clause and the FDA and IP) and the problem is eliminated.