Big week in the news for lupus, it seems!
Benlysta, the drug created specifically for lupus, has been recommended by the panel for approval (not yet approved, but recommended).
If you've been reading my posts, you know I'm not a fan of drugs as a permanent solution to chronic illness. Taking pills indefinitely can cause as many problems as it solves. However, there are times when the disease is running so rampant that you absolutely must intervene with something, or it will kill you or cause permanent damage to your organs. And it is refreshing to see that someone out there is trying to find us something better than prednisone for those times.
So here is the announcement: