Yukon Territories treatments

ROCHE: Evrysdi – Risdiplam


BIOGEN: Nusinersen – Spinraza


Initiation Criteria
1. Pre-symptomatic patients with two or three copies of the SMN2 gene, OR

2. Had the disease for <6 months, two copies of SMN2, and symptom onset after the first week after birth and on, or before seven months of age; OR 3. Patients under the age of 18 with symptom onset > 6 months of age, and never achieved the ability to walk independently.†

Stopping Criteria
1. For those pre-symptomatic at initiation: no improvement on HINE-2, CHOP INTEND, or HFMSE, OR

2. For those symptomatic at initiation: no improvement in HINE-2, CHOP INTENT, or HFMSE, OR

3. Permanent invasive ventilation required

NOVARTIS: Onasemnogene abeparvovec – Zolgensma




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