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New Lupus Drug on the Horizon?

New Lupus Drug on the Horizon?

BENLYSTA.  That is the name of the potential new drug for lupus; the first in 50 years!! I am excited and I don’t even have lupus 🙂  Lil humor here…  So far it has passed the first clinical trial and it’s heading into the next one.

Here is an excerpt from the President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America:

“We look forward to hearing the results, this fall, of a longer-term Phase III clinical study of BENLYSTA. The data from both studies will be evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Should the FDA ultimately approve BENLYSTA, it would become the first drug successfully developed to specifically treat lupus since the disease was discovered more than a century ago.

I happened upon this yesterday over at On the Road to a Cure, the LFA’s blog.  It’s a great resource for info on everything lupus.  They also have an extensive list of lupus blogs on their blogroll, if you haven’t been over there you should go check it out.

And now for this amazing, exciting, historic news, here’s President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation Sandra C. Raymond to tell us all about it!!

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