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Akashi Therapeutics Receives FDA Clearance to Resume HT-100 Clinical Development

PPMD is pleased to learn that the FDA has completed its review and concluded that Akashi Therapeutics may resume clinical development of HT-100 (delayed-release halofuginone) in people with Duchenne (click here to read Akashi's press release). Preventing fibrosis is an important target and an essential piece of a combination of therapies that will be…

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Added by PPMD on March 22, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments


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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…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on March 21, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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ENMC Workshop Report: Airway Clearance Techniques in Neuromuscular Disorders

The European Neuromuscular Center (ENMC) is a global organization that gathers expertise from around the world to address many issues and concerns of, and advance research and treatments for, neuromuscular…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on March 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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PPMD's Duchenne Drug Development Roundtable Meeting Series, Part 2: Optimizing Clinical Trials

This week, PPMD convened Duchenne industry partners, experts in adaptive trial design and biostatistics, and innovative partners from outside of the Duchenne world who’ve revolutionized their clinical trial spaces for the second meeting of our Duchenne Drug Development Roundtable's 3-part meeting series, focusing on Clinical…

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Added by Abby Bronson on March 3, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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PPMD Joins Rare Disease Advocates in Letter to President

PPMD joined 200 patient organizations in a letter to President…

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Added by Annie Kennedy on February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Recap: PPMD's Adult Advisory Committee (PAAC) Leadership Meeting and 2017 Advocacy Conference

Heartening. That’s how I found last week’s PPMD PAAC Leadership and Advocacy Conference.  Every time the whole community gets together, I leave feeling EMPOWERED.  I like that word. Good word isn’t it? There is no limit to what I can do for my community. And I imagine I’m not the…

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Added by Buddy Cassidy on February 27, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Duchenne Research Update: February 2017

 

An Overview of Your Impact in Action



PPMD Grant Awards in the last Quarter of 2016 and first part of 2017.

 

PPMD Launches Long-Term…

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Added by Abby Bronson on February 24, 2017 at 1:29pm — No Comments


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PPMD Designates Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago a Certified Duchenne Care Center

Today Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) named Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s…

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Added by PPMD on February 16, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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PPMD’s #EverySingleOne Tour: Los Angeles, CA

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) marked our first stop of the New Year on PPMD’s 2017 Every Single One Tour, held on January 21, 2017. We were thrilled to not only be holding another tour stop at one of …

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Added by PPMD on February 15, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Marathon Pharmaceuticals Pauses Commercialization of EMFLAZA™ (deflazacort)



UPDATE: February 13, 2017, 5:10 PM -- An additional statement from Marathon has been added to the blog



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Today, Marathon…

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Added by PPMD on February 13, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Deflazacort Approved in the U.S. for Duchenne

UPDATE 2/10: Marathon has released links to new resources, including the EMFLAZA website (https://emflaza.com) and a Patient Support FAQ document (…

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Added by Pat Furlong on February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


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PPMD to Host Forum on Access to Emerging Therapies on February 13th, 2017

Following decades of strategic advocacy, research investment, and biopharmaceutical development, the U.S. Duchenne community recently arrived in the post-approval space and is poised to receive additional novel therapies from a robust innovation pipeline.…

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Added by PPMD on February 7, 2017 at 1:57pm — No Comments


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PPMD’s Duchenne Drug Development Roundtable: Bringing Industry Together to Accelerate Research

Better. Faster. Now.

 

How do we apply the ‘regulatory learnings’ of the past 18 months back into our robust Duchenne pipeline to ensure as many effective therapies yield from our pipeline as possible?

Under the leadership of PPMD's Duchenne Drug Development Roundtable (DDDR), our community is determined to figure that out. Today is the first of a…

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Added by Abby Bronson on February 1, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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PPMD Awards $600,000 Grant to NJIT & Talem for Next Phase of Upper Extremity Exoskeleton

Robotics.

 

Ensuring that the worlds of teens and adults with Duchenne 'grow bigger', as they grow older by expanding their reach – both literally and figuratively.

  

Combing your hair. Lifting a glass to your mouth. Washing your hands. Pressing elevator…

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Added by PPMD on January 18, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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