Spinraza Approved for All Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Europe

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In their most recent podcast, the team at Muscle Owl talk about the latest Spinraza news. The European Medical Agency (EMA) has approved the use of Spinraza for all types of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), so individual countries can now begin the process of approving the drug for treatment.

MORE: EMA panel recommends approval of Spinraza in Europe.

The approval comes on the heels of phase 3 clinical trial results, which showed that Spinraza can significantly improve muscle function and motor skills in children with type 2 SMA. The news may make insurance companies more willing to pay for the treatment for adults and older children who have type 2 and type 3 SMA. Find out more about this trial here. 

MORE: Nine commonly asked questions about Spinraza.

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