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2011-03-09 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, BENLYSTA®, for the treatment of lupus, an autoimmune disease. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/lupus/48747/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM58624 ) Sandra C. Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), has issued the...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Harlem Diamond LLC launches the eco-friendly Fab CHick by Harlem Diamondâ“ž¢ line of lip sticks, lip glosses and nail lacquer. The line is available online at harlemdiamond.com. Harlem, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Harlem Diamond LLC launches the eco-friendly Fab CHick by Harlem Diamondâ“ž¢ line of lip sticks, lip glosses and nail lacquer. The line is available online at harlemdiamond.com. The lips are covered as the line is paraben...

2010-12-23 13:30:00

Lupus Foundation of America Highlights the Year's Top Ten Achievements WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Events of 2010 represented the beginning of the long anticipated transition to a new era in which the 1.5 million Americans and the more than five million individuals worldwide living with the autoimmune disease lupus can look forward to an improved quality of life. Potential new treatments for lupus passed several milestones on the road toward approval, public and...

2010-11-29 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter will celebrate its newly expanded services to more than 80,000 lupus patients throughout Washington, Maryland and Virginia--after tripling its members in just three years. Emceed by WUSA-TV Channel 9 News Anchor Anita Brikman, the Chapter's Annual Gala Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Old Ebbitt Grill will include an exceptional silent auction. The event...

2010-11-16 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Arthritis Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly (13 to 2) to recommend BENLYSTA® for approval as a treatment for the autoimmune disease lupus. If FDA approved, BENLYSTA would become the first new treatment for lupus in 52 years. While today's vote is a positive step, the FDA still must make a final decision to approve BENLYSTA in the coming weeks. Sandra C. Raymond,...

2010-10-14 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch wider chapter services in Virginia with the Second Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. The walk comes just before BENLYSTA -- the first drug for lupus in 52 years from walk sponsor Human Genome Sciences -- is expected to become available in December....

2010-09-16 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Will and Jada Smith, musician and philanthropist Julian Lennon, and Eduardo Xol, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, were among the honorees and special guests that saluted the millions of family and friends who are touched by lupus during the inaugural Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) Butterfly Gala in New York City on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The LFA recognized Julian Lennon, Peggy Conlon, President and Chief Executive Officer of The...

2010-08-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch its new tri-state activities with the Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. Now serving the entire state with an estimated 35,000 lupus patients in Maryland, more than 1,000 walkers will raise funds for free support groups, education and funding to combat...

2010-07-07 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) has merged with Lupus Mid-Atlantic to serve the entire District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern and Central Virginia regions -- encompassing most of the tri-state area. Renamed the Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter, Inc., services will include many support groups, two symposia, and free workshops and teleconferences. Potential patients served will increase to over 80,000 people...

2010-05-13 01:05:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 people turned out tonight for the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) National Butterfly Gala, which recognized Ted Turner, Chairman, Turner Enterprises, Inc., Senator, Daniel K. Inouye (HI), Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline for their contributions to advancing the science and medicine of lupus, and supporting the millions of people around the world affected by lupus. (Photo:...


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