Muscle and Nerve has published the results of the open label extension study of AMX0035, a promising new drug therapy for people with ALS developed by Amylyx. The study showed that people who received the drug lived about 6.5 months longer than people who received the placebo during the trial. This finding is in addition to the findings from the phase 2 trial, showing that people with ALS receiving this drug experienced a significantly slower decline in disease progression, compared to those on a placebo.
As quoted in the New York Times article, Neil Thakur, chief mission officer of the ALS Association, states, “That is a very meaningful benefit for people affected by this devastating, fatal disease.”
These findings further show that the treatment should be made available to people with ALS as soon as possible. We urge the FDA and Amylyx to work together to bring this treatment to market as soon as possible and we stand ready to help ensure that happens. You can help by signing our petition to the FDA and Amylyx at als.org/petition.