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Thursday, 2 February, 2023

Muscular dystrophy drug trialled by boy available on NHS – BBC News

A teenager who has muscular dystrophy is looking forward to a brighter future after taking part in a drugs trial.

Luca Fernandes, 13, from Poole, was one of 60 children who took part in a six-year study of Translarna, which aims to slow down the muscle-wasting condition.

Children affected by the disease can lose the ability to walk by their teens but Luca remains able to swim, cycle and do everything his friends can do.

Following the trial, the drug has been approved for use by the NHS.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-64466922

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