Apr 22, 2014

RACE TO YES UPDATE

Hello and thanks for stopping by today. Yesterday we got some great news in the Race to Yes!

The FDA FINALLY gave guidelines to drug maker #Sarepta in order for them to apply for accelerated approval of a life saving drug for boys with #Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My nephew Ryan suffers from this fatal disease.


It has been a long journey to get here and those of you who signed the White House Petition and the amazing families who make up the Race to Yes Campaign should be very proud. This Petition, coupled with the persistent campaign mounted by the Race to Yes have directly put pressure on the FDA to act.


What does this mean?  In short it means the drug company #Sarepta has been given the green light by the FDA to proceed with further clinical trials in the near future and are now allowed to apply to the FDA for accelerated approval of the drug. This is hope. This is progress. But we are not done yet. The pressure needs to stay on the FDA until this Race crosses the finish line.

Read the press release from The Race to Yes here

Thank you for tuning in, thank you for caring and signing and sending out good thoughts.

Stay tuned as the Race to Yes continues!