It’s APPROVED!!! After a very long time and lot’s of effort from all of the folks involved, we just got word today that the FDA has approved Chenodal for use in the US to treat CTX patients. Chenodal is the new name that the CDCA medication will be marketed under in the US. This means no more dealing with importing it from London, insurance coverage, and a host of other great benefits that will come out of this. Looking back over the site, I see that we started discussions about a US available supply of medication in July of 2006 so here we are just over 3 years later and finally it’s coming to fruition. Patients will have the medication available within the next 2 months!!!
I can’t possibly express my gratitude to everyone who put in the time, not to mention a lot of money to get this project across the finish line. Without their help this would have taken much much longer to accomplish. This is just the beginning of things to come but it’s a HUGE hurdle to overcome and will open doors to many more things that will benefit CTX patients not only in the US but also worldwide.
Things have been pretty quiet for a while but I feel that it’s not going to stay that way for too long, and that’s a very good thing.