Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, progressive form of muscular dystrophy that occurs primarily in males. It is caused by genetic changes in the DMD gene and is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. X-linked means the gene for the condition is located on the X-chromosome. In males, one altered copy of the gene is enough to cause DMD. DMD causes progressive weakness and muscle atrophy. In early signs of the disease, DMD may cause a delayed ability to sit, stand, or walk, and can make learning to speak difficult for the patient. We invite you to learn more about Tommy, a patient living with DMD, and his journey with this disease.
To bring awareness to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, we are honored to support World Duchenne Awareness Day, happening on September 7th. World Duchenne Awareness Day is a global day aimed to raise awareness for those affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
If you’re interested in learning more about Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), here are seven important facts and statistics that may be helpful.
Orsini Specialty Pharmacy is honored to support patients living with DMD. Our dedicated Care Team will work with the physician's office and insurance on a patient's behalf so that our patients have more time to focus on their treatment and quality of life. We are here to listen, provide counseling on treatment, including side-effect management, and assist with sourcing third-party financial assistance. In addition, Orsini is the only specialty pharmacy with access to all medications for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
We are honored to play a small part in raising awareness for DMD patients, caregivers, and the providers that support them.
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