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Jul 29, 2014, 10:03 ET
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PPMD Hails House Passage of MD-CARE Act Amendments

 The House of Representatives today approved legislation to update the landmark Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and...

Jul 11, 2014, 08:00 ET

PPMD President Pat Furlong Testifies Before Key Congressional Committee

 Pat Furlong, Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end...

Jul 09, 2014, 13:15 ET

PPMD and NHLBI Co-Sponsor Working Group Meeting Focused On Contemporary Cardiac Issues in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) has partnered...

Jun 25, 2014, 11:00 ET
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First-Ever Patient-Initiated "Guidance for Industry" for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Submitted to FDA

 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and a broad coalition of stakeholders today submitted the first-ever patient advocacy-initiated draft...

Jun 23, 2014, 13:30 ET
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Illinois Honors Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy's 20th Annual Connect Conference; Designates Week of June 23 as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week

 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) will hold...

Jun 19, 2014, 14:30 ET
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Convenes Outcome Measures Meeting

 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) will convene...

Jun 17, 2014, 11:15 ET
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards Children's Hospital Colorado; Names Hospital Certified Duchenne Care Center

 Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) was named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the...

Jun 09, 2014, 11:15 ET
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PPMD-led Treatment Preferences and Risk Tolerance Study Published in Clinical Therapeutics

 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD)  – the leading patient advocacy organization fighting to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy...

Mar 20, 2014, 14:00 ET
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards Nationwide Children's Hospital; Names Hospital Certified Duchenne Care Center

Nationwide Children's Hospital was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy...

Feb 24, 2014, 08:00 ET
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PPMD Advocates Head to Washington Seeking Congressional Support to End Duchenne

More than 100 advocates seeking to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) are converging on Washington for the annual Parent Project Muscular...

Feb 19, 2014, 12:53 ET
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DuchenneConnect Approved for Funding Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Become Integral Part of New National Clinical Research Network

DuchenneConnect, a program of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), is thrilled to announce receiving a funding award of $970,000 by the...

Dec 16, 2013, 14:00 ET
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PPMD to Lead Duchenne Community in Developing Draft Guidance to Accelerate Drug Development and FDA Review

Guidance to be Submitted to FDA by Mid-2014; Annual PPMD Advocacy Conference to Include Community Review   During a landmark...

Oct 09, 2013, 12:16 ET
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PPMD Calls for New Collaborative Approach to Benefit/Risk Analysis of Duchenne Therapies at FDA

Landmark Benefit/Risk Study Delivered to Agency to Support Regulatory Changes  Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD)  –...

Sep 27, 2013, 12:49 ET
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Northwestern Mutual Is New Corporate Partner Of Coach To Cure MD

MORE THAN 600 COLLEGIATE COACHING STAFFS UNITE AGAINST DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY THIS WEEKEND In virtually every college stadium this...

Sep 18, 2013, 12:57 ET
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Coach To Cure MD Celebrates Sixth Season With Coaches Wearing Sideline Patch For September 28 Games; Program Had Full Participation At FBS Level Last Season

For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be...

Sep 09, 2013, 14:15 ET
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PPMD Leadership on Patient-Focused Drug Development Nets Invitation to Present at Two Influential Meetings

Pat Furlong to Speak at NINDS Nonprofit Forum & FDA Patient Network  Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) – the leading...

Aug 15, 2013, 11:00 ET
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards 15th Annual Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford

HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) – the nation's leading voice...

Aug 14, 2013, 10:27 ET
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to Fund $1 Million in Exon Skipping Projects

Leading Duchenne Organization Announces Request for Applications Focused on the Development of Oligos  Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy...

Jun 24, 2013, 14:30 ET

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Returns to Baltimore for Annual Connect Conference; Presenters Include FDA, Major Pharma

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) will return to Baltimore for their Annual Connect Conference, the largest, most comprehensive annual,...

Jun 21, 2013, 11:10 ET

PPMD Urges HHS Secretary to Update Organ Transplantation Policies to Ensure Pediatric Patients Have Access

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) – the nation's leading voice for patients and families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy...