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A Better Way to Get Much-Needed Help to Spinal Patients

Published August 15, 2019
Category: Medication
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SMA is a rare degenerative muscle disease.  Patients are missing the nerve cells in the spine that tells muscles to move.  Until now, doctors could only treat symptoms. In 2016, the FDA approved spinraza, a drug that increases production of the SMN protein needed for muscle control. A Doctor has now created a port that allows the medication to be injected. 

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Last change: August 15, 2019

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