Lupus Research Alliance News
Lupus and COVID-19:What You Need to Know Webcast on Video

April 3, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) hosted a live webcast April 2, 2020 on COVID-19 for people with lupus that you won’t want to miss – so click here to view the full video recording. The webast addressed the most frequently asked questions doctors are hearing from people with lupus, put the hydroxychloroquine […] READ MORE

Iguratimod as an Alternative Therapy for Resistant Lupus Nephritis

April 1, 2020 An investigational treatment, iguratimod showed positive results in an early clinical study of people with lupus nephritis that is refractory, meaning it has stubbornly resisted previous treatment with at least two immunosuppressants. Results were reported in Arthritis Research & Therapy. The small study included 14 patients with refractory lupus nephritis. Each were […] READ MORE

New Awardees Announced by the Lupus Research Program that Advocates Helped Create

April 1, 2020 Thirteen new applications for promising scientific studies were just recommended for funding through the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The $5 million in awards for Fiscal Year 2019 brings the total to $15 million over three years. The dedicated Lupus Research Program was first established in 2017 under […] READ MORE

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Accepts Donations of Hydroxychloroquine as Possible Treatments for COVID-19 Patients

March 31, 2020 A statement issued March 29 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that millions of donated doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate had been accepted into the Strategic National Stockpile. In addition, the statement announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) […] READ MORE

Actions from Pharmaceutical Companies to Preserve Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Supply

March 30, 2020 The rheumatology community has been in discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and many pharmaceutical companies about the potential shortage of hydroxychloroquine (brand name Plaquenil) in the COVID-19 epidemic, and we are seeing much progress to increase its production and availability. The LRA especially thanks Sandoz, the generics division of […] READ MORE

DECLARACIÓN DEL 26 DE MARZO: La Alianza para la investigación de Lupus pone en perspectiva la escasez de Plaquenil (hidroxicloroquina) para la comunidad con lupus

26 de marzo de 2020 La Alianza para la investigación de Lupus (LRA), la principal organización de investigación del mundo dedicada a la investigación del lupus, continúa observando rápidamente los cambios en relación con la COVID-19 y está controlando de cerca las políticas y acciones del gobierno federal, las agencias de atención médica, las organizaciones […] READ MORE

MARCH 26 STATEMENT: Lupus Research Alliance Puts Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Shortage into Perspective for Lupus Community

March 26, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), the world’s leading research organization dedicated to lupus research, continues to watch rapidly changing developments regarding COVID-19 and is closely monitoring the policies and actions of the federal government, healthcare agencies, medical organizations and the pharmaceutical industry on behalf of people with lupus. Thrust into the spotlight […] READ MORE

CVS Preserving Plaquenil Supply for Patients Taking It

March 26, 2020 CVS put out the following statement yesterday assuring its clients that the company is protecting a supply for people already taking hydroxychloroquine. CVS Health helping protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit management business of CVS Health, is working with clients to implement new measures […] READ MORE

LRA Sponsors COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance

March 25, 2020 LRA Sponsors COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance The LRA is proud to be among the sponsors of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance, a grassroots group led by rheumatologists and uniting rheumatologists and patients with rheumatic diseases worldwide to respond to the global pandemic. In concert with the American College of Rheumatology, the group’s […] READ MORE

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