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    Is anyone interested in starting a new forum or maybe just a new msg thread about new treatments / new medications that are going on. I know there are some trials coming up and on-going for some promising treatments. Here are some articles I've come accross lately.

    http://www.pharmabiz.com/article/det...rticleid=35824

    http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/30102006/214...rug-trial.html

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...lth&id=4687910

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    It's always good to know that the pharmaceutical companies are working on the issue. Just remember it's usually several years from clinical trials to a drug being available on the market, and many drugs never make it past stage III clinical trials. Even "accelerated" drug approval for life threatening diseases can take about 2 years, for most drugs the process takes more like six. Even the anti-cancer drug Gleevec, which got accelerated approval, still took three years to make it through the whole process and many insurers still won't pay for it because of the cost involved.

    The really frustrating thing is the extent to which treatment is dictated by insurers and not doctors! I know several people, including me, have had their insurers deny coverage for Rituxan. So even promising treatments available now may not be accessible for many people.

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    Default ZymoGenetics and Serono Report Detailed Positive Results

    ZymoGenetics and Serono Report Detailed Positive Results From Atacicept Phase 1b Clinical Trial in Patients With Lupus

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061113/ukf017.html?.v=2

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    Hey pooey95
    This is great stuff. I will post anything interesting that I find. I never seem to find the good stuff though.
    I feel encouraged that the biologics for SLE are just around the corner.....I have also tried Rituxan and its the best thing yet to help me. It didn't put me in remission but things are definitely more manageable.
    Keep up the great research.
    Karen

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    Zymogenetics sponsored a great Lupus Symposium through our LFA chapter that I went to almost a year ago. They gave us a great breakfast and lunch, parkign and everything in Seattle (and it wasn't to push their drugs - just donated).

    Anyway, I thought it was cool. Nice to see big business doing good stuff, too......like finding new treatments!
    Missy

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    Default Interesting new trial for lupus treatment

    Verto to begin trials on Lupus treatment:

    http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/glob...71482&fid=1725

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    Default New Discovery

    Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20070122...nediseasegenes


    Scientists link 30 genes to multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16738416/site/newsweek/

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    Wow - this seems very encouraging. Thanks for the great research.
    K

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    Default HGS, Glaxo Phase III Lupus Trial Underway

    Some good news.

    HGS, Glaxo Phase III Lupus Trial Underway

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/...ource=r_health

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