Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

STRIVE Awards Recognize Efforts of Duchenne MD Patient Groups Worldwide

PTC Therapeutics announced the winners of the 2018 global Strategies to Realize Innovation, Vision and Empowerment (STRIVE) awards, which recognize the efforts of nonprofit organizations working to serve the Duchenne muscular dystrophy community. This year’s winners are patient organizations located in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia and Turkey.

CHMP Opposes Approval of Exondys 51 to Treat DMD in Europe

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) — part of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) — is recommending against Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) as a therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients amenable to skipping exon 51 of the dystrophin gene, the treatment’s developer, Sarepta Therapeutics, has announced. The company…