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Self-injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in EuropeSelf-injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:57:42 EST

With training, patients with SLE can administer the new subcutaneous formulation as a once-weekly injection from a single-dose prefilled syringe or from a single-dose autoinjector.
International Approvals



FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:03:17 EST

Vestronidase alfa-vjbk (Mepsevii) is the first FDA-approved treatment for children and adults with mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome.
FDA Approvals



Gout Drug Febuxostat (Uloric) Subject of FDA Safety AlertGout Drug Febuxostat (Uloric) Subject of FDA Safety Alert

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:12:52 EST

Preliminary data from a safety study show an increased risk for heart-related deaths with febuxostat compared with allopurinol in patients with gout, the FDA said.
News Alerts