For two brothers with Duchenne, an FDA drug approval brings joy and relief

September 20, 2016 3:15 PM

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For two brothers with Duchenne, an FDA drug approval brings joy and relief

Max and Austin Leclaire have lived a lot of hard days together. The brothers have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare degenerative disease that wastes their muscles and will likely take their lives at an early age.

Over the last few years, they found glimmer of hope in an experimental drug, called eteplirsen. Max was able to get on the drug in 2011. Austin started on it three years later in another clinical trial. Both boys believe it has helped slow their physical decline. And Max has remained able to walk, a...

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