FDA approves lupus drug

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PattyLatty
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   Posted 3/10/2011 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
This is great news for many lupus sufferers. It doesn't work for everyone, but finally, lupus research is in the news. Super article.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41995956/ns/health-health_care/

FW
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   Posted 3/10/2011 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
WOW! I had been reading about this trial. Eager to see how quickly rheumys start trying it out.
Take care, Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
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ebet24
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   Posted 3/10/2011 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so excited about this! Even if it can't help my lupus specifically, I feel like this will put lupus in the news and possibly encourage others to learn more about it or even look for a cure.

mechiko
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   Posted 3/11/2011 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow that's great news! I want to try it!

Kathryn

mechiko
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   Posted 3/11/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Since this is in the same class as the other biologics, this must just be the first one approved for lupus whereas they are already for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, etc? I'm already taking one of those (Humira)....

Littlesrebel
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.drugs.com/benlysta.html
Fibromyalgia, SLE Lupus,chronic myofacia pain syndrome, cerivcalgia, malaise, fatigue, migraines, and anxiety.

Littlesrebel
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Benlysta
Generic Name: belimumab
Date of Approval: March 9, 2011
Company: Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline
Fibromyalgia, SLE Lupus,chronic myofacia pain syndrome, cerivcalgia, malaise, fatigue, migraines, and anxiety.

Littlesrebel
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   Posted 3/12/2011 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Again you are right. It's good that Lupus is getting publicity, b/c we need to get the word out to find a cure and get Lupus awareness out there to the people.
Fibromyalgia, SLE Lupus,chronic myofacia pain syndrome, cerivcalgia, malaise, fatigue, migraines, and anxiety.

pink blobs
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   Posted 3/13/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
All inflammatory diseases need more publicity and more research. I'm happy that there's a new drug for Lupus. I wonder if it is at all helpful in other autoimmune diseases. Corticosteroids have so many bad side effects, it's good more options are on the horizon.
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