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Rituximab in jab rather than infusion. Good for us?

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Tito, Dec 9, 2012.

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    Tito Senior Member

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    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    It's surprising to see that is (so far) the only article on that story on the entire internet. I know there has been some previous use in cancer of injections to specific areas in/around tumors - but not intravenous injection.
     
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    this is a very interesting development, I wonder how it will play out with this community. is this the same formula or have they tweaked it. the implications are greater than just saving time, with a new patent there would be an improved chance for trials. this is good news
     
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    This would simplify treatment enormously. It takes a lot more hospital resources for an infusion. However I do wonder about safety. One of the reasons to infuse Rituximab slowly is that any complications can be dealt with before too much is given.
     
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    Roche Press Release posted on another site

    http://www.roche.com/med-cor-2012-12-08b.htm

    Statistics in this release: 300,000 users of Rituximab worldwide for diseases other than cancer.

    Anyone have a list of these other diseases? Would be interesting to see what they are....
     
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    1,400 mg is a strong dose, this is actually a big step forward in terms of drug delivery, assuming the safety profile is similar.

    I had heard about these clinical trials, but I was not aware of any publications.
     

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