Benlysta Use Found to Be Safe and Effective Over 7 Years in Phase 3 Extension Study
Long-term use of Benlysta (belimumab), an approved therapy, is both safe and effective, reducing disease activity in most systemic lupus erythematosus patients, according to a study that followed patients in the U.S. for seven years.
The multicenter extension study involved patients who had completed 72 weeks of treatment in the BLISS-76 Phase 3 trial (NCT00410384), to further test its safety and effectiveness when used in combination with standard of care. After seven years of treatment, data shows that most patients had no new organs affected by the disease.
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