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2009-10-05 07:45:00

The Lupus Foundation of America urges key stakeholders to implement report recommendations Today, The Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm, issued recommendations on ways to overcome the barriers that have obstructed lupus drug development resulting in no new drug approval for this disease in more than 50 years "“ since the Eisenhower Administration. The recommendations are included in the report, "Overcoming Barriers to Drug Development in Lupus," which is the outcome of...

2009-10-04 23:01:00

The Lupus Foundation of America Urges Key Stakeholders to Implement Report Recommendations WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm, issued recommendations on ways to overcome the barriers that have obstructed lupus drug development resulting in no new drug approval for this disease in more than 50 years - since the Eisenhower Administration. The recommendations are included in the report Overcoming Barriers to Drug...

2009-09-22 16:46:00

The LFA asks people to join them and show their support by wearing a purple LFA wristband until there is an FDA-approved medication specifically for lupus WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --It's been 50 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a medication to treat lupus -- when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President! To highlight the need for safer, more tolerable, and effective medications, the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) today launched its...

2009-08-21 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- People with lupus, their families, friends and co-workers will participate in the Second Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Y of Central Maryland Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center at Stadium Place, 900 E. 33rd Street. Affecting mostly women, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood,...

2009-08-07 15:36:00

Provides Protection for People with Lupus and other Chronic Diseases WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandra C. Raymond, issued the following statement regarding S.1630 "The Affordable Access to Prescription Medications Act of 2009" introduced on Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Senator John (Jay) D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). "We support and applaud Senator Rockefeller for this important bill which will...

2009-07-29 16:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore-area residents with lupus--or those who think they may have lupus--can get tips and information in the first, free "Living with Lupus" workshop on August 15, offered by the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW). The workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Dawn Isherwood, R.N. and LFA Health Educator, will offer current, medically accurate information...

2009-07-23 09:24:21

After a 50-year drought in Lupus treatments, scientists announce positive results from a clinical trial for a new drug. After a year-long trial, patients treated with BENLYSTA had improvement in overall disease activity without significant flare-ups compared to patient who receved the placebo.  The patients receiving the drug also were able to reduce their intake of steroid medications.  The study is the largest ever to be completed for lupus and the first Phase III trial of a new...

2009-07-20 13:15:13

The experimental drug Benlysta shows great promise in treating lupus and could be available to the public late next year, its Maryland-based developer said. Benlysta is the first promising new treatment for lupus, an autoimmune disease, in nearly 50 years, researchers at Human Genome Sciences, of Rockville, said. Pending the results of another round of tests, the company plans to file for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval early next year, said David C. Stump, the firm's head of drug...

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2009-07-20 15:17:47

Human Genome Sciences Inc. reported on Monday that a late-stage clinical trial of its experimental lupus drug Benlysta had shown success in reducing symptoms of the disease. The news, which was reported just after midnight, shocked many who had dismissed the product, and caused shares of the company's stock to soar 274 percent. Results of the 52-week, 867-person trial showed that patients taking a high dose of Benlysta, which is administered once a month by IV infusion, had a 57.6 percent...

2009-07-19 23:40:00

First Phase 3 Lupus Drug Trial in Decades to Show Effectiveness NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local organizations congratulate Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline on the highly promising results of this landmark clinical trial of Benlysta(TM) (belimumab) for people with systemic lupus. "We are very hopeful that we now are strongly on our way to the first new treatment for lupus in 50...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lupus (the wolf) Constellation -- Lupus belongs to the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere roughly between DECL=-30 degrees and DECL=-55 degrees and RA=14h 20m and RA=16h 15m, respectively. It is located between Centaurus on the western and Scorpius and Norma on the eastern boundary. In the north Lupus borders on Libra, to the south it tops Circinus. As a part of the Milky Way stretches through Lupus it is an interesting part of the sky for simple stargazing with binoculars....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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