November 07, 2011

New Study Sheds Light on the Challenges of Developing Lupus Treatments

Lupus Foundation of America Funded Research First to Use Pooled Data from Previous Treatment Trials

Initial findings from a research study funded by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) the first-ever to use pooled data from five industry-sponsored treatment trials, will be presented during the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology being held in Chicago, November 7-10, 2011. The study examines the effect of background medications taken by individuals enrolled in these clinical trials. This study is the first in a series of studies, and part of an overall initiative spearheaded by the LFA, that involves stakeholders from industry and key lupus opinion leaders to seek insights and trends from previous trials in an effort to improve the design of future lupus clinical trials. Due to the complexity of lupus, there is an urgent need for an arsenal of safe, effective, and tolerable treatments for lupus.

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