Thursday, March 10, 2011

IT'S A BANNER DAY!

The US FDA has approved Benlysta for the treatment of Lupus.
It is the first new treatment in 56 years.

I am so happy for all my friends and "cohorts in crime" :) that this may help.  The studies look promising, so hopefully....

The only sad part of the trial [link here] is that it doesn't seem to have an effect on certain Lupus sufferers, so the company has agreed to work harder to make a derivation of this drug to help them too. My fingers are crossed and my prayers are with them that this gets fixed.

20 comments:

Phelan said...

I read about it this morning. Fingers crossed.

Jeannie said...

That's awesome! Lupus seems to be everywhere these days. It would be wonderful if you could get some relief somewhere at last.

Bouncin' Barb said...

This is good news. My fingers are crossed too that anyone with this disease can find some relief. I did not know anything about it till I met you Skippy and read up about it. It's just awful! Research is a wonderful thing. Hugs.

Odie Langley said...

At least it is a start and with todays technology better things should be available soon

lyndylou said...

that sounds promising. Here's hoping it will help :)

ellen abbott said...

yay!

Thisisme. said...

That does sound promising Skippy. I really do hope that it will work for you. At least it's encouraging that they are obviously doing research and coming up with all these different things. When will it become available do you think?

Barbara said...

Hi Skippy ((huggles)) Long time no 'see'. Sorry I've been MIA so long. This is wonderful news, I'll keep my fingers crossed for all Lupus sufferers that this will help and that the company can in turn also make other options in case this does not work for some people. :0)

Steven Nicolle said...

I hope for the best and you get some relief SkippyMom.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Happy for you! Happy, too, that the research moves forward.

Mynx said...

This ia great news and I hope it helps you
Hugs. :)

becca said...

wow that's amazing news it gives me hope that if they can begin to fnd a cure for Lupus maybe they will one day find a cure for my kidney disease as well as my multiple sclerosis

Khadra said...

It is great news isnt it!
Im hopeful!

caterpillar said...

I hope that it gets fixed real soon...

RV Vagabonds said...

Wonderful news. I know you have been waiting for this for a long time.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

Very exciting. So happy for you! Great news.

Greenmare said...

are you going to be trying this? I'm always thinking of you when these things come up. praying for the best!!!

Life in the mom lane said...

I am praying that this helps you!!!!! Wonderful news!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

That would be awesome! My husband is on coumadin for life, so every two weeks he has to get his blood levels checked.

A new drug is out, not for wide use yet, that he would only have to take one pill twice a day and never have it checked again - fingers crossed both drugs work!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa said...

That is awesome news!