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PPMD Convenes Outcome Measures Meeting

PPMD will convene a pre-conference meeting of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and clinical coordinators who specialize in the research, assessment, longitudinal data collection, and treatment of people with Duchenne, June 25 and 26 in Chicago. This meeting will precede…

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Added by PPMD on June 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Progress Update! House Subcommitee Clears MD-CARE Act for Next Step

UPDATE - June 20, 2014

Progress! Yesterday the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health voted via unanimous voice vote to advance H.R. 594, the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance,…

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Added by Ryan Fischer on June 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Names Children's Hospital Colorado a Certified Duchenne Care Center

Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) was named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to…

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Added by PPMD on June 17, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments


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206th ENMC Workshop on Adults with Duchenne



We don’t know a lot about adults living with Duchenne: their natural history, cardiac progression on and off steroids, on an off cardiac medications, the effects of other medications and/or supplements, endocrine issues, gastrointestinal issues, urologic issues, gaining and maintaining independence……..the list could…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on June 16, 2014 at 1:06am — No Comments


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Pulmonary Care and Duchenne

Recently, Dr. Lisa Wolf (Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine and Pulmonary and Neurology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL) gave a wonderful presentation at Duchenne Foundation Australia’s Melbourne Symposium. While her presentation was titled, “DMD Respiratory Review 2014: The Younger Years,” she…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on June 16, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments


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Healthy Summer Snacking & Activity



It’s summer – finally! Growing children are hungry children, and hungry children don’t usually go for the healthy snacks first.



As parents, we try everything we can to get them to eat right: reasoning (this sometimes works), bribery (generally referred to as “creative parenting”) and…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on June 16, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments


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"Right to Try" State Model Legislation

The Goldwater Institute of Arizona has designed state model legislation, known as a "Right to Try" bill, which would make experimental drugs available to terminally-ill patients without the FDA's approval. Under this legislation, a patient with "an advanced stage of a disease with an unfavorable prognosis and no known…

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Added by PPMD on June 16, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments


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Clinical Development of HT-100 for Duchenne Has Resumed

Phase 1b/2a Clinical Program Resumes Enrollment and Dosing in DMD Patients 

Preliminary Clinical Data to be presented at Upcoming Medical Conference 

Read the news release from DART Therapeutics:

DART Therapeutics Continues Clinical Development of HT-100 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Cambridge, Mass.—June 12,…

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Added by PPMD on June 12, 2014 at 12:23pm — 5 Comments


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PPMD Benefit/Risk Study Results Published in Clinical Therapeutics

PPMD is thrilled that results from the recent benefit/risk project our team led have been published in Clinical Therapeutics. The article concludes that caregivers are willing to accept a…

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Added by Holly Peay on June 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Lend Your Voice to the FDA Draft Guidance on Duchenne to Speed the Development of Therapies

Strength Happens Together

For the past four months, over 80 experts in Duchenne (including patient representatives and groups, industry, clinicians, and researchers) have been working…

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Added by Ryan Fischer on June 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Prosensa Announces A Regulatory Path Forward for Drisapersen as a Potential Treatment for Duchenne

Prosensa Plans to Submit a New Drug Application to the FDA this Year; Dialogue with EMA continues with intent to seek approval

More good news from the FDA! This news from Prosensa continues to demonstrate that FDA recognizes the urgent needs of this community, the importance of…

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Added by PPMD on June 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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A Good Day for Duchenne

EMA grants Conditional Approval for Ataluren

 

Ataluren, PTC Therapeutics’ nonsense suppression drug received Conditional…

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Added by Pat Furlong on May 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments


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PTC Therapeutics Receives Positive Opinion from CHMP for Translarna (Ataluren)

Read the press release from PTC Therapeutics:



The first treatment for the underlying cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – May 23, 2014 – PTC Therapeutics, Inc.…

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Added by PPMD on May 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Drisapersen Regulatory Discussions Ongoing & Re-Dosing on Track

Below you can find the latest update from Prosensa regarding a potential regulatory path forward for drisapersen.







Regulatory discussions ongoing & re-dosing on…

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Added by PPMD on May 22, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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PPMD Congressional Champions Voice the Need for Action on the MD-CARE Act

On May 20th, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled, 21st Century Cures: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation.

The hearing was led by Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and is part of the new 21st Century Cures initiative that seeks to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of promising new treatments to patients.…

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Added by Ryan Fischer on May 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Catena®/Raxone® Positive Results Reported from Phase III Duchenne Trial

Santhera reported positive results today from Catena®/Raxone® in their Phase III Duchenne trial. These results are supported by…

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Added by PPMD on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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SMT C1100 Preliminary Results from Phase 1B Clinical Trial for Treatment of Duchenne

In the first study of a utrophin up-regulating drug in Duchenne, British biotech company Summit PLC reports that its drug SMT C1100 showed a good safety profile in twelve boys with Duchenne. Plasma levels of the drug were variable and the company speculates that diet and the course of the…

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Added by PPMD on May 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Halo Files "Complete Response" with FDA regarding Clinical Hold of HT-100 for Duchenne

Since being placed on clinical hold in December, Halo has generated additional data from the HT-100 clinical program and completed…

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Added by PPMD on May 13, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment


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One More Reason to Register for PPMD’s 20th Connect Conference

Every year on the Saturday night of the Connect Conference, PPMD hosts a final dinner. Usually there is a speaker or two, dinner and drinks and a last moment to talk with friends.

Not…

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Added by Kimberly Galberaith on May 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Unprecedented Collection of Duchenne Experts Developing Guidance for FDA

The process for writing a Draft Guidance on Duchenne for the FDA and industry is in full swing.

As you know, the purpose of this guidance is to assist…

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Added by Ryan Fischer on May 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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