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Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System

Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 – Scientists have found new clues that help explain what's going wrong in the immune systems of people with lupus – insight they hope will lead to new therapies, or help guide current treatment choices. Lupus has several forms, but the most common is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In SLE, the immune system mistakenly produces antibodies against the body's own tissue. ...

New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study

Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 – A new technique for delivering anti-rejection drugs directly to the site of a tissue graft transplant is effective, lasts for months and is safer than drugs that suppress the entire immune system, a new study indicates. After a patient receives a tissue graft transplant – typically on the hand, arm, leg or face – they start taking drugs to prevent their immune system ...

Watson Gets Approval for Generic Transplant Drug

Posted 3 Jul 2010 by Drugs.com

From Associated Press (July 2, 2010) MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Friday it received approval to sell a generic version of the drug Prograf, which is used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs. The Food and Drug Administration approved Watson's generic version of Prograf, or tacrolimus, in 5-milligram capsules. Watson said it will start shipping the drug ...

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