In July 2011, FDA began a pilot program to notify people of drug recalls before they are classified in an effort to expedite notifications of human drug product recalls to the public. FDA is now able to accomplish the goal of expedited notification within the Enforcement Report. These recalls are identified within the Enforcement Report by the label of “Not Yet Classified” in the “Classification” column. It is also possible to search the Enforcement Report for these “Not Yet Classified” recalls using the filter drop down menu. Therefore, as of September 15, 2017 FDA will discontinue the pilot program, and will no longer post drug recalls that are pending classification on this webpage. To see posted recalls that are pending classification go to the weekly Enforcement Report.
Currently various reproductive options are available to families. The preconception options include MicroSort which is a technology that can separate sperm containing X chromosomes allowing for an increase in chances of having a female. The second reproductive option is preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which is a technique that can allow the cells of a fertilized egg to be tested to determine if it contains a change in the DMD gene and then implant those eggs which do not. The post conception options include Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis which analyze sampled cells derived from the developing fetus.
Specific therapeutic procedures and interventions may vary, depending upon numerous factors, such as disease severity; the presence orabsence of certain symptoms; an individual's age and general health; and/or other elements. Decisions concerning the use of particular drug regimens and/or other treatments should be made by physicians and other members of the health care team in careful consultation with the patient based upon the specifics of his or her case; a thorough discussion of the potential benefits and risks, including possible side effects and long-term effects; patient preference; and other appropriate factors.