Transitions are hard. That’s the truth whether you’re talking about a new school year, a new job, or even a new Congress. And, in particular, new Presidential Administrations are always complex political climates in Washington.
But this year, our Duchenne community came together once again and embraced the challenge of this latest transition. With so many new Members of Congress and Federal Agency leadership in flux, we knew that our 2017 February…Continue
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In April 2016, PPMD convened a workshop to assess the measures used to evaluate pulmonary strength, air flow and lung volumes. Thanks to the tireless effort of Dr. Jonathan Finder, this summary has now…Continue
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Sadly, I never had the honor of meeting PJ Nicholoff, but I’ve met his parents. And if PJ was anything like his father, Brian, he was vibrant, compassionate, caring, engaged and tenacious!
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Today Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) named Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Neuromuscular Clinic (Gillette) our 16th …Continue
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Today, PPMD is convening medical experts from around the world for a workshop exploring inflammation and immunity in Duchenne on the eve of our 23rd Annual Connect Conference.
In January, PPMD organized a Critical…Continue
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An Overview of Your Impact in Action
We are less than a week away from PPMD’s Annual Connect Conference, where researchers and industry from around the world will provide…Continue
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Navigating life with Duchenne can be daunting and time consuming for families. We rely on each other to share wisdom and information in order to make the process smoother and life a bit easier. The best guidance we can get is from those who have been through a given situation, sharing what they’ve learned to help others navigate resources that exist.
PPMD strives to find…Continue
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Recently, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that the hiring freeze, instituted on January 23, has been lifted.
This reversal means that the FDA can begin to fill vacancies – needed resources for continued research into rare disease treatments and for the review and…Continue
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With Congress not wrapping up spending bills for Fiscal Year 2017 until we were more than 7 months into the fiscal year, the FY 2018 budget and appropriations (funding) cycle will be interesting to say the least. The Trump Administration released a preliminary — or “skinny” budget -- in March but…Continue
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Once again, PPMD has signed on to letters to leaders in both the House and Senate, requesting they continue to support the critical and highly successful defense health research programs funded through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the…Continue
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This Father’s Day, I hope you will join me in celebrating the dads in this community. They are often the unsung heroes of our community. They are role models for our sons, providing for our families. Their hearts ache just as profoundly when our children are hurting. Their hearts love just as unconditionally.
That’s why this Father’s Day, I…Continue
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PPMD's Pat Furlong
Earlier this month, we had the privilege of having our fourth stop in 2017 on …Continue
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PTC Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the FDA has notified the company of the tentative scheduling of a Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems Drugs Advisory Committee meeting on September 28, 2017 to review the new drug application (NDA) for ataluren (Translarna™). This is another important moment for our community and we look forward to the opportunity to share our collective experiences with Translarna with the FDA. As details on this Ad Comm become…Continue
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Last year advocates from Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation (SOS) approached PPMD about partnering to have a patient report registry in Australia. They were worried because at the time there were no…
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Over the last 9 years, Coach To Cure MD has raised $1.5 million thanks to families like yours! Every dollar you have raised has helped us advance promising research, which led to two drug approvals for Duchenne in just the last year…Continue
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Time and again in our Duchenne community, we see brave kids and their warrior parents work to change the landscape. After all, it’s that exact spirit upon which PPMD was founded. And with that same spirit that family after family has transformed their personal moments into broader movements that have benefited us all.
On May 18, the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee convened to determine whether to allow for the protocol of Sarepta’s ESSENCE trial to…Continue
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