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2017 DRSC Annual Meeting

On May 9, the Duchenne Regulatory Science Consortium (DRSC) held its Annual Meeting in Crystal City, VA. In the audience of about 40 people, there were industry and academic Consortium members, potential industry members, five FDA representatives, two NIH representatives, C-PATH representatives, and Buddy Cassidy, the DRSC…

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Added by Abby Bronson on May 16, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Deciphering What We Know About EMFLAZA

The unknowns. Some of the hardest beasts to conquer in life.

 

The unpredictable variables that make life impossible to plan.

 

The not being able to commit to vacations and holiday plans because – well, you just don’t know what curve balls life will toss at you between…

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Added by Pat Furlong on May 15, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


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In Honor of Moms: A Note from Tom Furlong

This Mother’s Day, thank someone for their role in the fight to end Duchenne.

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you know my wife, Pat Furlong. For 23 years now, Pat has been leading Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and the fight to end Duchenne. Many of you have told me over the years that Pat has been a source of comfort,…

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Added by PPMD on May 10, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


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PPMD's 2017 Connect Conference Agenda is Now Available!

PPMD is excited to unveil the agenda for our 2017 Connect Conference in Chicago, June 29 - July 2, 2017!

 

We are so proud of the …

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Added by PPMD on May 9, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments


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PPMD's Response to PTC Announcement of EMFLAZA (deflazacort) Pricing & Access

Today, PTC Therapeutics provided a community update on EMFLAZA (deflazacort) which they acquired earlier in the year from Marathon Pharmaceuticals. The community has anxiously awaited an update on both access and pricing ever since the deal between PTC and Marathon was announced.



On today’s call, we…

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Added by PPMD on May 8, 2017 at 5:38pm — No Comments


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PTC Therapeutics to Discuss Launch Plans for Emflaza™ (Deflazacort) during Community Call on Monday, May 8th at 3:00 PM EDT

PTC Therapeutics has released a letter to the community and will host a conference call for the Duchenne community to discuss the launch plans for EMFLAZA™ (deflazacort) on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT (call-in details are below).



On a…

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Added by PPMD on May 8, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


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PPMD Response to the House Passage of the American Health Care Act

We may have lost the battle — but the war is far from over.

Some days are hard to make sense of. Today feels like one of those for many as we watched the House votes tally this afternoon.

This community knows better than most that our healthcare system needs repair and innovation. But the proposals that have been brought forward have not represented enhancements to healthcare…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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URGENT Action Alert – Call Congress Now Before This Afternoon’s AHCA Vote!

The newest version of the GOP HealthCare Bill is coming to a vote by 1:30 PM EDT this afternoon!

This is moving fast and we need ALL MEMBERS of our community to …

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Added by Ryan Fischer on May 4, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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ACTION ALERT: ­Immediate Action Needed – Revised AHCA Bill Threatens Duchenne Community’s Access to Health Care Coverage

The current version of American Health Care Act (AHCA) directly threatens essential health benefits (EHBs), Medicaid eligibility and funding, and vital health care protections for our Duchenne community. 

 

I wish there was a way to…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on April 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments


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PTC Therapeutics Announces Community Conference Call on May 8 to Discuss Launch Plans for Emflaza™ (Deflazacort)

PTC Therapeutics, Inc. will host a conference call for the Duchenne community to discuss the launch plans for Emflaza™ (deflazacort) on Monday, May 8, 2017 at…

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Added by PPMD on April 26, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Capricor Therapeutics Announces Positive Six-Month Results from the Randomized Phase I/II HOPE Clinical Trial in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Capricor Therapeutics today announced positive top-line results from a safety and exploratory efficacy analysis of six-month data from the randomized 12-month Phase I/II HOPE Clinical Trial of CAP-1002 (allogeneic cardiosphere-derived cells), an investigational candidate for the treatment of patients with Duchenne.



We are excited to see these results and to see the field of cell…

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Added by PPMD on April 25, 2017 at 10:24am — 2 Comments


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FDA Announces Pediatric Advisory Committee Meeting on May 18

On May 18, 2017, FDA’s Pediatric Advisory Committee will convene to consider the issue of allowing in-dwelling ports in Sarepta’s…

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Added by PPMD on April 24, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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PTC Therapeutics Completes Acquisition of Emflaza™ for the Treatment of Duchenne in the U.S.

Today, PTC Therapeutics announced that they have completed their acquisition of Emflaza™ (deflazacort) ahead of schedule, following early conclusion of the anti-trust review.



PTC will be hosting a call with the Duchenne community the week of May 8 to provide details on the plan for the launch of Emflaza. We look forward to learning more from PTC in the…

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Added by PPMD on April 20, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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PPMD Convenes Meeting to Explore the Burden of Pediatric Clinical Trials

The Duchenne community has waited 20 years to be where we are. We are reminded daily of how far we have come, how the landscape has changed, how there are close to 20 clinical trials to choose from. While these changes within are landscape bring us to a hopeful time in Duchenne, the journey to…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on April 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Members of Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

Great news – The ABLE program enhancements have been re-introduced in Congress and are gaining support. This package of bills include improvements to the original ABLE program that directly impact our community, here’s how:



On April 4th, a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress,…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on April 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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PPMD Joins Letter to Protect Medicaid

In late March, PPMD joined 87 organizations to issue a letter calling on Congress to take a hard look at the likely significant and…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on April 13, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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Bristol-Myers Squibb Enters into Agreement with Roche to License Anti-Myostatin Compound

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to license BMS-986089, an anti-myostatin adnectin in development for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to Roche. …

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Added by PPMD on April 13, 2017 at 10:03am — No Comments


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PPMD Signs Appropriation Letter to Fund Newborn Screening

PPMD is proud to sign on to letters sent both to the Senate and the House asking that they provide at least $29.8 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program (NSQAP) and at least $19.9 million to the Health Resources and Services…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on April 12, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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PPMD’s #EverySingleOne Tour: Iowa City, IA

Iowa Children’s Hospital marked our third stop on PPMD’s 2017 Every Single One Tour, held on April 1, 2017. The amazing staff at Iowa Children’s Hospital helped make this a wonderful day and we can see…

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Added by PPMD on April 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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PPMD Designates UC Davis a Certified Duchenne Care Center

Today Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) named UC Davis Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neuromuscular Disease Clinic (UC…

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Added by PPMD on April 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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