What to know about the blueprint medicines movie about the medical breakthroughs made possible by the Blueprint medicine system
This year’s Blueprint Medicine movies are an incredible collection of medical breakthrough stories, including:The first person to use the blueprint medicine system to cure a serious condition was a surgeon from the University of Utah who went by the name of Henry Smith.
The first medicine to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration was a drug called the Zalmanzal.
The drug is the first to target an autoimmune disease, which affects the immune system and the brain.
The FDA approved the first drug to treat Parkinson’s disease, the first in a new class of drugs called neuroprotective agents, which are approved to treat other diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
The medical breakthrough made possible the discovery of the gene that causes Huntington’s disease.