SMA Awareness Month is a time for the entire SMA community to come together and raise awareness to improve outcomes for patients across Canada.
Pioneers in Neuroscience
Stepping up to support Canadian communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt around the world and by so many. More than ever, our communities need us and are counting on our support. This is the rationale behind the Biogen Foundation $10M global commitment to address the immediate needs of communities and hospital systems.
TO PATIENTS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, PARTNERS, AND OUR COMMUNITY
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves in Canada and around the world, the health and safety of all those who are impacted in any way is our utmost concern.
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At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.
The Biogen Canada team proudly shared with Canadians important results from the NURTURE clinical trial published in Neuromuscular Disorders. A press release issued on the Canadian newswire included reaction from the SMA community underscoring the critical need for newborn screening for SMA across the country.
There is also good news for patient access to SPINRAZA™ in Canada in Maritime province of Nova Scotia which has now joined several other provinces to have expanded access. The Canadian team is committed to ensuring SMA patients across Canada have equal access to the best possible care and will continue their work to ensure the remaining provinces: British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador will soon follow suit.
The Ontario government expands coverage for SPINRAZA™.
Saskatchewan has become the second province in Canada to grant broad access to SPINRAZA™ for SMA patients.
This is an important milestone for the SMA community and allows more patients in Alberta who have been diagnosed with this rare condition to be eligible for reimbursement.
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