Thursday 21 June 2018

Awareness drive on rare disease

A Bahraini teenager is campaigning for greater awareness of a little-known but painful disease that causes the body to attack itself, a report said. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when a patient's immune s


US clears new lupus drug, major sales seen

The first new treatment for lupus in a half-century has won US approval, a milestone for patients with the disabling disease and a potential blockbuster for its tiny biotech maker. Health officials cleared Benlysta, discovered by Human Gen


Lupus drug succeeds in late-stage trial

Human Genome Sciences said on Monday its experimental lupus drug Benlysta was successful in a late-stage clinical trial, paving the way for approval of the first treatment for the disease in 50 years. Results of the trial, which were annou


Lupus drug trial reports success

Human Genome Sciences Inc said on Monday that its experimental lupus drug had succeeded in a late-stage clinical trial, shocking many who had written the product off as dead and fueling a 228 per cent stock jump. The results, which were an

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