September 3, 2020 at 10:53 am #16248Debra KaufmanParticipant
September 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm #16255
Article today in ALS News Today: https://alsnewstoday.com/2020/09/03/amx0035-safe-effective-in-slowing-als-functional-decline-trial-data-shows/
September 3, 2020 at 2:17 pm #16258Giselle VargasParticipant
Is it possible to post a link to the ALSA petition to expedite access to AMX0035?
Such exciting news!!
September 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm #16260Dee HagenParticipant
I signed the petition today and forwarded it on to close family and friends, asking them to do the same. It’s nice to see a bit of light for this dark diagnosis.
September 3, 2020 at 4:29 pm #16259Katherine HooksParticipant
Hi, everyone I can’t wait too long. My last ALS visit in July the Dr.said I may only have a year left. Tomorrow I am going in for a feeding tube. I still can eat but my breathing has dropped. I am still mobile but my speech is bad. So if I can take AMX0035 to prolong my life that would be great. Bless y’all.
September 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm #16262
Giselle – – here is the ALS Assoc article plus link to the petition:
ALSA information: http://web.alsa.org/site/PageNavigator/blog_090320.html
September 4, 2020 at 11:44 am #16270
Results of the CENTAUR study: a trial of AMX0035 for people with ALS
SEPTEMBER 04, 2020 / 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST)
Dr. Sabrina Paganoni and Dr. Merit Cudkowicz will review the results of the CENTAUR trial evaluating AMX0035 in people with ALS.
September 7, 2020 at 10:17 am #16291Jane KriskeyParticipant
Thank you for that it was very enlightening and to think 2 young men in their 20’s with a small company could do this but big companies have not been able to over many, many years. That tells me it is not a money maker to them, which seems to be what drugs are all about.
Are there trials going on now for AMX35?
Again, thanks and I hope this will come out soon to everyone.
September 8, 2020 at 3:29 pm #16302
Recorded webinar on AMX0035 results: https://www.neals.org/for-people-with-als-caregivers/educational-webinars/results-of-the-centaur-study-a-trial-of-amx0035-for-people-with-als
September 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm #16397
Last week I cheered “YAY!” ?That was quickly followed by a “BOO!” ?and then, all I could say was, “Oh well.” ?
Read about why, in my column for ALS News Today: Things to Do While Waiting for a Cure.
Our ALS “clocks” are still ticking all while we – – wait for a petition to be circulated and submitted – – wait for the FDA to decide to shorten the approval process – – wait one year during this “shortened” process – – then wait for AMX0035 to be available.
What do you think of the situation? Do you think other Rare Diseases have the same challenges getting a new treatment approved?
September 22, 2020 at 2:47 pm #16407DuaneParticipant
It’s a small step in the right direction!
September 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm #16414
September 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm #16422
Jonathan – – that is a great article about you! I enjoyed learning a bit more about you and love the photo of you on the catamaran!
Kudos to your friend for writing it… and helping to spread the word about the ALSA petition for early approval of AMX0035.
September 24, 2020 at 5:39 pm #16433Marianne OpillaParticipant
Great article! Thanks for sharing. I sent the petition via my social media and Emails and my family did also. Many people are signing the petition, but Im not confident it is enough to influence the FDA and manufacturer. We shall hope, and see what happens.
October 7, 2020 at 12:20 pm #16498David CrellinParticipant
Think the FDA is slow & bureaucratic? You’ve got it easy! Try EMA and UK regs.
I was ‘a very naughty boy’ and ordered TUDCA from Amazon. TUDCA and Sodium Phenylbutyrate combine in AMX0035. My consultant would not prescribe anything other than Riluzole, so stuff him! Several old friends (3 at last count) are medical consultants here in UK and know I have C9ALS, one of them supplied me with Metformin. Two of my sons’ friends are directors/ VPs of neuro-pharmas. Then my own rural doctor prescribed Metformin based on evidence I sent him, & he’s arranging kidney function blood test. So I’m running my own little clinical trial, checking muscle strength, aerobic capacity, blood glucose levels, etc. Helps that my youngest son is an endurance athlete and has all the measurement tools.
We have a phrase in the UK: medicine is a postcode lottery (zipcode for US). Seems it’s that and which country you live in with ALS.
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