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At Long Last, PDUFA VI Hearings Have Begun – But There’s a Twist

Posted on March 23, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Wow...what a week in Washington! President Trump released his budget proposal, the American Health Care Act moves to the floor of the House for a vote today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark case around the rights of students with disabilities within the public school system, and at long last after months of our Duchenne…

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ACTION ALERT: Make Your Voice Heard on New Healthcare Proposal

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 10:00am 0 Comments

“Who’s on first?”

Remember that classic Abbott & Costello routine? Well, trying to track the quickly-shifting healthcare bill has felt much like watching that routine. Complex, confusing, and exhausting. But the stakes here are no laughing matter.

 

We…

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PPMD Joins Rare Disease Advocates in Letter to President

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

PPMD joined 200 patient organizations in a letter to President…

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Meet the 2017 PPMD Adult Advisory Committee (PAAC)

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Years ago, a friend of mine named Tom Bailey who had Duchenne wrote a memoir that he entitled, Moving Mountains Without Muscles. As I look at the tremendous accomplishments of PPMD’s Adult Advisory Committee since we first launched this leadership group 2 years ago, I am astounded by how…

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Annie Kennedy posted a blog post

At Long Last, PDUFA VI Hearings Have Begun – But There’s a Twist

Wow...what a week in Washington! President Trump released his budget proposal, the American Health Care Act moves to the floor of the House for a vote today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark case around the rights of students with disabilities within the public school system, and at long last – after months of our Duchenne community’s engagement, testimony, Hill visits, and…See More
Mar 23

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ACTION ALERT: Make Your Voice Heard on New Healthcare Proposal

“Who’s on first?”Remember that classic Abbott & Costello routine? Well, trying to track the quickly-shifting healthcare bill has felt much like watching that routine. Complex, confusing, and exhausting. But the stakes here are no laughing matter. We recognize that each member of our community views these issues through a unique…See More
Mar 21

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Annie Kennedy posted a blog post

ACTION ALERT: Make Your Voice Heard on New Healthcare Proposal

“Who’s on first?”Remember that classic Abbott & Costello routine? Well, trying to track the quickly-shifting healthcare bill has felt much like watching that routine. Complex, confusing, and exhausting. But the stakes here are no laughing matter. We recognize that each member of our community views these issues through a unique…See More
Mar 21

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Annie Kennedy posted a blog post

Meet the 2017 PPMD Adult Advisory Committee (PAAC)

Years ago, a friend of mine named Tom Bailey who had Duchenne wrote a memoir that he entitled, Moving Mountains Without Muscles. As I look at the tremendous accomplishments of PPMD’s Adult Advisory Committee since we first launched this leadership group 2 years ago, I am astounded by how much passion, expertise, and effort each…See More
Jan 16

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New Resource to Help Navigate EXONDYS 51 Access

Prior to the approval of EXONDYS 51™, we knew that access to emerging therapies would be a process – and an often challenging process at that. Based on the previous experiences of other rare disease…See More
Jan 13

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BREAKING NEWS: 21st Century Cures Crossed Over the Finish Line!

The Duchenne Community’s Voice Was Essential Every Step of the Way & Contains PPMD’s Provision to Strengthen Patient Focused Drug Development Efforts To everyone in our PPMD community who called, reached out, emailed, and met with your elected officials – WE DID IT! Today, we are thrilled that Congress has passed the…See More
Dec 7, 2016

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Understanding Insurance Determinations

With the accelerated approval of EXONDYS 51™ (aka eteplirsen) by the FDA in September, the Duchenne community has been quickly introduced to a whole new vocabulary and a whole…See More
Nov 2, 2016

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The Assistance Fund Launches Duchenne Program to Support Access to Exondys 51

Patient Assistance programs are typically non-profit organizations sponsored by drug companies, patient advocacy organizations, and civic groups that establish disease specific programs to facilitate access to brand-name medications. In the case of The Assistance Fund…See More
Oct 28, 2016

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ABLE Accounts: Improvements Moving Through Congress & Determining Which State’s Program is Best for You?

With the initiation of 4 states ABLE programs already begun and Oregon having just anounced that their program will launch in December, any qualified individual (meaning most families with Duchenne) can open their accounts in 2016, if interested. We have previously shared information about the ABLE program and the…See More
Oct 13, 2016

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The Importance of Early Diagnosis: Eliminating the Diagnostic Odyssey

The global Duchenne community will come together on September 7 for World Duchenne Awareness Day. This year a theme was chosen that is not only critical to changing the diagnostic odyssey for people with Duchenne…it is a theme that…See More
Sep 1, 2016

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Essential Back-To-School Resources for Duchenne

I have a confession… I have had the privilege of serving as an advocate for families whose children have Duchenne within school systems for more than 20 years, have attended hundreds of IEPs and 504 Plan meetings, and have given even more school presentations, assemblies and in-services about Duchenne… but this year is…See More
Aug 29, 2016

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PDUFA VI & Its Impact on Duchenne

On Friday, PPMD submitted additional comments to the latest version of PDUFA VI.  At this point, there are few members of our Duchenne community who haven’t heard the acronyms ‘PDUFA’ or ‘FDASIA’.…See More
Aug 19, 2016

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Understanding ABLE Programs & How You Can Benefit

We know that many within our community have long been advocating for and following the passage of The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and subsequent IRS rules and state implementation. In June, the first state ABLE programs launched with the initiation of Ohio’s STABLE program. At …See More
Aug 12, 2016

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PPMD Responds to Threat to Lose DOD Funding

Our Duchenne community’s life-saving research efforts are funded through a number of public and private sources. Beginning in FY 2011, the federal funding to Duchenne began to include the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) through the Department of Defense. Between FY 2011 and FY 2016, funding to Duchenne…See More
Jun 16, 2016

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At 5:30pm on September 13, 2014, Nicole Fry said…

Hi Annie! How blessed PPMD is to have you on their (our!) team! I met you several years ago when you were the MDA camp director at Camp Maria. My son's name is Tyler. He goes to CNMC & has DMD. You will see my name come up as Nicole, but I go by "Nicki" and you may remember me by that name.

 
 
 

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