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Benlysta Gains FDA Approval for Lupus
Benlysta (belimumab) was approved on March 9, 2011 by the FDA for the treatment of active, autoantibody-positive lupus in patients who are receiving standard therapy including corticosteroids, antimalarials, immunosuppressives, and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Benlysta is administered as an intravenous infusion. Read more...
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    Seven years ago, in 2004, the Surgeon General warned that by 2020 half of all Americans older than 50 would be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass if no action was taken. That's a pretty stern warning. Makes you wish there was a way to predict your fracture risk. Well, there actually is. It's called FRAX. Read more...
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