SMA patients in Saskatchewan, Canada, gain wider access to Spinraza

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1 May 2019 - The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has joined that of Quebec in granting access to Spinraza (nusinersen) therapy to a wider range of people with spinal muscular atrophy, Biogen Canada announced in a press release.

Only those with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, the disease’s most severe form, had access to Spinraza. 

Now, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health has decided to expand coverage to pre-symptomatic patients who have two or three copies of the SMN2 gene, and patients up to age 18 who developed symptoms after they were 6 months old and who have never walked independently.

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