Treatment potential for our pediatric and adult patients!
Dear Canada’s SMA community,
Cure SMA Canada is happy to share that approval has been issued by Health Canada for Risdiplam for SMA patients 2 months of age and older.
Risdiplam is an oral treatment from Roche that treats SMA by increasing the SMN levels. The convenience and benefits of this oral treatment has proven to be life changing for Canadian patients that are already accessing through clinical trials or through Canada’s Expanded Access Program.
Cure SMA Canada looks forward to working with stakeholders to provide justification and support for the various government levels of approval. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that Canada’s SMA patients will have the opportunity to access Risdiplam in a timely manner. Many of Canada’s SMA patients are still living without access to treatment, Risdiplam offers a solution to the unmet need.
We look forward to engaging the SMA community to support our initiatives as we continue our advocacy for access to treatment.
Health Canada’s approval is a wonderful first step on our way to access Risdiplam, we look forward to ensuring Canada’s SMA patients will benefit from this life changing treatment.
Susi Vander Wyk
Cure SMA Canada