The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Zolgensma - One-Time Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The FDA has approved onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi (Zolgensma – Avexis), an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy, for one-time IV treatment of children <2 years old who have spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and bi-allelic mutations in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. It is the first gene therapy and the second drug to be approved in the US for SMA; nusinersen (Spinraza) was approved in 2016. ... more
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