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On the first Friday of ALS Awareness Month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved edaravone (Radicava) to treat ALS. Under development by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Radicava was approved in 2015 to treat ALS in Japan. It’s the first drug to be granted FDA approval to treat ALS in the United States in more than 20 years.
Last year, we promised MDA families easier ways to connect to clinical trials. Now, we are making good on that promise. Our new Clinical Trials Finder Tool guides you through a series of questions to pinpoint trials for you or a loved one. In just a few minutes, you can gain access to vital research opportunities nationwide.
MDA Team Momentum is recruiting participants! If you’re on the fence about running, check out what motivates these five Team Momentum athletes.
Bryant and Sarah Krieger’s son Fritz was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in February of this year. Less than a month later, their family, along with dozens of other supporters, were walking to bring strength to life at the Muscle Walk of Phoenix as part of Team Fritz & Friends.
What’s better than an over the top birthday celebration? An over the top birthday extravaganza that raises funds for MDA Summer Camp.
Following the unprecedented approval of three drugs in six months to treat neuromuscular diseases, we're pushing for more progress with new research funding this winter.
When opportunity knocks, 15-year-old Justin answers. Born with CMD, Justin has traveled to China, been on a 500-mile bike ride across Iowa, and even modeled in a fashion show. How? Justin always says, ‘Yes.’ That’s how he lives unlimited.
College. Jobs. Life on your own. This is a big time in your life, and we’re here for you – and with you – with brand-new resources and opportunities.
Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 800-572-1717. If you live outside the U.S., we may be able to connect you to muscular dystrophy groups in your area, but MDA services are only available in the U.S.