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Belimumab plus standard lupus therapy seen as safe, effective over 10 years

June 23, 2017

MADRID — Belimumab plus standard therapy was safe and effective over 10 years in patients with lupus, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.

“In lupus, the underlying disease is always present and symptoms can erupt, or flare, without warning, making it incredibly difficult to manage everyday life,” David Roth, MD, MSCE, , R&D Immuno-Inflammation at , said in a company release. “Unlike most treatments used for [systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, belimumab has a specific mode of action that targets the underlying disease process. It has consistently proven its effectiveness, with four successful pivotal trials in SLE and data now shows that the disease control is sustained, helping to stabilize day-to-day symptoms and improve outcomes for patients in the longer-term.”

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Belimumab plus standard lupus therapy seen as safe, effective over 10 years

June 23, 2017
MADRID — Belimumab plus standard therapy was safe and effective over 10 years in patients with lupus, according to findings presented at the…

In the JournalsPerspective

AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

June 19, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for…

Meeting News

Longterm hydroxychloroquine therapy may reduce cardiovascular events in SLE

June 16, 2017
MADRID — Long-term use of hydroxychloroquine was associated with reduced cardiovascular risks in a cohort of patients with systemic lupus

Meeting News

Voclosporin therapy reached study endpoints at 48 weeks for patients with lupus nephritis

June 16, 2017
MADRID — Patients with lupus nephritis who were treated with a voclosporin-based combination therapy met all primary and secondary endpoints…

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