Ryan Fischer's Blog – May 2014 Archive (3)

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.…


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

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The process for writing a Draft Guidance on Duchenne for the FDA and industry is in full swing.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 sponsors in the clinical development of medical products (i.e., human drugs and…


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

MD-CARE Act Results: Exon Skipping from Lab to Patient

Originally signed into law in 2001, the MD-CARE Act has birthed key discoveries in the muscular dystrophies, including the scientific justification for why exon skipping therapies could potentially work in humans.

Without it being…


Added by Ryan Fischer on May 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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