Eli Lilly : FDA Grants Fast Track Designation To Baricitinib Development Program for new lupus treatment Health More 

Eli Lilly : FDA Grants Fast Track Designation To Baricitinib Development Program

( – Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) and Incyte Corp. ( INCY ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to baricitinib, which is being studied for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE. The Fast Track designation process aims to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new medicines that treat serious conditions and fill unmet medical needs, with the goal of delivering potentially important therapies to patients sooner. Earlier this year, positive results of a Phase 2 study of baricitinib for the…

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Can Green Tea Reduce Inflammation in Lupus?

So, Can Green Tea Reduce Inflammation in Lupus?   If you suffer from Lupus, then you know what it means to have chronic, widespread inflammation throughout your body.  One of the most important things we hear (or should be hearing) from our rheumatologists is the importance of reducing inflammation in the body.  When we have flares, this is our body reacting to the inflammation caused by our lupus.  Steroids are one of the most commonly prescribed medicines to reduce inflammation and symptoms in lupus patients.  Many lupus patients have a love…

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4 Awesome Tens Machines that may Help Relieve Lupus and Fibromyalgia Pain

  What is a TENS Machine?   T.E.N.S stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.  TENS Units are are predominately used for pain relief and the treatment of pain and nerve related pain conditions.  They are used in a variety of settings and can be very beneficial to patients who suffer from muscle and nerve pain.  If you have lupus and/or fibromyalgia, you may want to consider investing in a TENS Machine.   It is vital to inform your doctor BEFORE beginning any therapy with a TENS unit or similar device.  TENS Machines are not suitable for…

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The Best Lupus Book

The Lupus Book Every Lupus Patient Should Have   When it comes to researching Lupus, there is one book that often comes into most discussions.  If you are part of any lupus Facebook groups or patient forums, I am almost positive that you have heard of or even read The Lupus Encyclopedia.  This very informative book on lupus is like the holy grail of all books on lupus.  This authoritative book was written by world renowned Dr. Donald Thomas.  The Lupus Encyclopedia is a staple on the bookshelves of many rheumatology doctors and students and it…

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Lupus and Trigeminal Neuralgia

  Shortly before I was diagnosed with lupus, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia and Atypical Face Pain.  Truth be told, my trigeminal neuralgia is a big reason that I ended up in the process of getting diagnosed because it is a pain that is truly debilitating.  I could push past the sore and stiff joints, the sore muscles, and even the lupus fog for the most part.    Yet, I could not push past the severe nerve pain in my face and head.  When my trigeminal neuralgia flares, it…

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Lupus and Benlysta

What is Benlysta? Benlysta is a prescription medicine given via infusions or auto-injections for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) who are on other lupus medications.  Benlysta is the first medicine approved by the FDA in over 5o years for the treatment of lupus.  Benlysta has been clinically studied in over 1,000 lupus patients and the results have show a reduction in lupus disease activity when taken with other lupus medications in comparison to those that were just on other medicines besides Benlysta.  Benlysta is considered a biologic and…

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Best Lupus Sunscreen

Best Lupus Sunscreen   Many people with lupus experience photosensitivity.  This increased reaction to the sun can cause rashes and flare ups in those living with lupus.  For this reason, it is extremely important for lupus patients to wear sunscreen daily.  Not only is wearing sunscreen daily when you have lupus, but also the type of sunscreen you use is important as well.  Read below to find out which brands make the best lupus sunscreen.

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