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Local November 9th MDA Disease Education Events Span East, West Coast

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) efforts to support and advocate for a wide range of neuromuscular diseases are felt by patient communities nationwide. While the MDA’s scope is indeed a national one, the organization reaches patients and families in a variety of different ways, including local events such as the…

BREAKING NEWS: FDA Approves Sarepta’s Exondys 51 (Eteplirsen) as First Therapy for Duchenne MD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Sarepta Therapeutics’ therapy Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients with a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 51 skipping. While this particular mutation affects only about 13 percent of the DMD patient population, Exondys 51 is now the…