Pressure the FDA to approve two effective ALS drugs today!
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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, TWO PROVEN ALS DRUGS AWAIT SIMULTANEOUS FDA APPROVAL: MASITINIB AND EDARAVONE.
This is very good news for the patients but while the drugs are stuck in the approval process, the disease progresses in ALS patients every single day. I am asking each of you to take 5 minutes out of your day and e-mail or call the FDA. Let them know it is imperative they do not sit on making these drugs available to people with ALS.
My sister was diagnosed 15 months ago. In that short period of time, she has completely lost the use of her legs and right arm and hand. Her day consists of being moved from a wheelchair to her hospital bed. There is nothing she can do unassisted. This disease moves quickly and it robs you of everything. She, and others diagnosed with ALS do not have the luxury of waiting while the FDA sits on these drugs.
Please contact the FDA with a message like, “I join ALS Worldwide and the community of ALS advocates in urging FDA to approve the drugs Masitinib and Edaravone as quickly as possible for the immediate benefit of those suffering from this devastating disease.”
You may reach FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research by phone at 1-855-543-3784 (or 1-301-796-3400), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write directly to FDA at: Division of Drug Information, 10001 New Hampshire Avenue, Hillandale Building - 4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993.
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