Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Benlysta receives FDA approval!!!

Benlysta, which I previously wrote about on this blog, was approved today by the FDA for the treatment of lupus. This makes it the first drug approved for lupus in the USA in 56 years. Although it is hideously expensive and therefore out of the reach of many of us, I believe that it marks an important milestone in our attempts to gain recognition, funding, and treatments for lupus. And yes, I did listen to the Hallelujah Chorus when I saw that it had been approved, even though today is Ash Wednesday. 

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