Help Dravet kids in Japan through this petition!

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Help Dravet kids through this petition!

Could you help my kid with Dravet syndrome?

Dravet syndrome is a rare, catastrophic, lifelong form of epilepsy and it is said that it affects 1 in every 15,700 individuals. Since patients with Dravet syndrome often have prolonged seizures, they face a 15-20% mortality rate.

We are now collecting signatures for Buccolam®’s approval in Japan. Buccolam® is a type of medicine used for the treatment of prolonged convulsive epileptic seizures in children, and it could be a medicine that saves patients with Dravet syndrome from losing their lives.

We collected the signatures for its approval three years ago, and clinical trials have finally begun. Unfortunately, the conditions of these trials are too strict and there has not been enough data collected to pass this trial stage. There are only few facilities carrying out these trials nationwide, and they are carried out only during the daytime on weekdays, both of which makes it extremely hard to conduct trials due to the small number of patients available. Also, the age limit makes it even harder to collect data.

Thus, we have decided to collect signatures again to alleviate trial conditions and to allow the referral of data collected in counties outside of Japan using Buccolam®.

Delaying the approval of Buccolam® means losing more lives. We cannot wait any longer. If you could support us in this petition, please click the red button on the bottom for your signature.

Please refer to the following for the announcement for the promoted petition you will see after you agree:

https://help.change.org/s/article/Promoted-Petitions-FAQs?language=en_US

For more info about Dravet syndrome, please refer to the following:

https://www.dravetfoundation.org/what-is-dravet-syndrome/

For more info about Buccolam®, please refer to the following:

https://patient.info/medicine/buccal-midazolam-for-seizures-in-children-buccolam

http://chng.it/gMJHxg2p