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  • The Morale Monologue #13 – Is Spinraza A Treatment Or A Cure?

    Posted by michael-morale on November 28, 2018 at 7:02 am

    In this episode of the Morale Monologue, I’m going to answer a question that’s been floating around the SMA community and the medical community for nearly 2 years. When Biogen’s drug Spinraza became the first FDA approved treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, there was quite a bit of chatter as to whether or not this was going to be considered a treatment or a cure.

    When I decided that I wanted to go through the Spinraza injections, early in 2017, I began researching Spinraza over the Internet. I wanted to know what it was and what it was going to do for me. In my search, I found a YouTube video of an interview that a local television station did in Arizona. They interviewed a young man by the name of Noah Spencer. Toward the end of the video, Noah made a statement that completely threw me off guard. He stated that doctors told him that after he was on this drug for a given amount of time, that he would be able to get up and walk on his own.

    In the video that you’re about to watch, I copied a small portion of Noah’s interview and included it, so that you could hear exactly what he said, and I then give my interpretation regarding this controversy video. The opinions that I give during this video are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bionews Services.


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    noahoscar986 replied 5 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • kevin-schaefer

    November 28, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for bringing this up Michael. It’s an extremely important topic to discuss, and I agree that when the word “cure” is thrown around lightly it causes a lot of misconceptions, both in and outside the SMA community.

  • noahoscar986

    February 26, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Its really very important topic and I really appreciate that you give such great info on this topic.

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