Lupus and Benlysda: Short and Long Term Disability
If you are a short term or long term disability recipient who suffers from Lupus, there is new drug, Benlysta, specifically designed to treat lupus. It is expected to receive FDA approval this year but it is very expensive. Local Rheumatologist, Dr. Michael Burnette of the Tampa Medical Group has been working with Benlysta as part of the clinical trial for the last five years.
In a recent article in St. Petersburg Times on April 29th, 2010, he explained that Benlysda works by “suppressing the part of the immune system associated with Lupus”.
Research by GlaxoSmithKline has found that Benlysta can “significantly reduce symptoms for about a year and a half.” There is a question of however, as to whether Benlysta is going to be more effective than other drugs commonly prescribed for Lupus, but certainly it’s a first step!
We at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey support doctors like Dr. Michael Burnette, who is the right specialist to treat Lupus in the Tampa Bay area! If you suffer from Lupus and want help to file a claim for short or long term disability, contact us today by using the form on the right side of this article or by calling us today at 727-894-3188.