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Duchenne Community Punched Again: Akashi Suspends Trial

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Executive Summary

The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) community was hit in the gut for the third time in the past few weeks with another setback in the development of a drug to treat the rare severely debilitating and fatal neuromuscular disease when Akashi Therapeutics Inc. disclosed it had suspended its HALO trial of its experimental therapy HT-100 after one patient receiving the highest dose experienced serious, life-threatening health issues.





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