Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Top 10 Muscular Dystrophy Stories of 2019

Throughout 2019, Muscular Dystrophy News Today brought you daily coverage of important discoveries, treatment developments, clinical trials, and other important events related to muscular dystrophy. As we look forward to bringing you more news this year, we present the 10 most-read stories of 2019. No. 10 – “Sarepta…

FDA Authorizes Use of Test to Aid Newborn Screening for Duchenne MD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized use of the first test intended to facilitate newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). “Diagnostics that can safely and effectively screen newborns can help health care professionals identify and discuss potential treatment options with parents and caregivers before symptoms…

Fulcrum Launches Phase 2b Trial of Losmapimod for FSHD

Fulcrum Therapeutics announced it has launched ReDUX4, a Phase 2b clinical trial designed to assess the safety and efficacy of losmapimod, an investigational treatment for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) in patients with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of FSHD. The Phase 2b ReDUX4 trial (NCT04003974) is recruiting…