Lupus Australia, Queensland Inc

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About Lupus Australia

The Lupus Support Group of Qld., Inc., first recorded meeting on the 11th of September, 1993. The group received its certificate of incorporation on the 27th of May 1994, became a registered charity on the 19th October, 1994 and achieved tax exemption and tax deductibility status on the 15th May, 1995. All the major milestones achieved in less than two year. The firm ground laid for this vital self help group by the committed executive has seen growth from just a handful in 1993 to 277 members in 1995 to Lupus Australia, Qld Inc now over 800.

The Lupus Australia, Queensland Incorporated is a non-profit, largely volunteer-driven charity. It is committed to providing support and education for its members; to raising awareness of Lupus and its impact among Lupus sufferers, their families and friends, health professionals and the general public; and to encourage research into the cause of and cure for Lupus.

 

Updates

US approves Lupus drug

The first new treatment for lupus in half a century has won US approval, a milestone for patients with the disabling disease and a potential blockbuster for tiny biotech company Human Genome Sciences.

Health officials cleared Benlysta for certain patients with active lupus who are receiving standard therapy. The disease causes the immune system to attack joints and organs and has proved tough to study and treat. Human Genome will split profits from the drug with GlaxoSmithKline.

The Food and Drug Administration says black patients "did not appear to respond to treatment" in clinical trials. The company will run another study to further examine safety and effectiveness in black patients to address that concern, the agency said. Benlysta's annual global sales may top $3 billion in 2015, according to Thomson Reuters consensus forecasts.

Adapted from ABC News

Lupus Booklet


A nineteen page booklet filled with stories and poems written by people who have lupus

Including a foreword written by Dr Carola G Vinuesa and Dr Matthew Cook, research scientists who are looking at the causes of lupus.

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing this interesting little book


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General Meeting