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FDA Approves Otezla®for the Treatment of Oral Ulcers in Behcet’s Disease

Celgene Corporation announced on July 19 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otezla® (apremilast) 30 mg twice daily (BID) for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behcet’s disease. Otezla, an oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), is the first and only…...

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Kent Town, Australia, Neurologist Receives Honorable Mention in Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 V-RED Award Program

The program has grown into a powerful campaign that raises awareness about early diagnosis. (Kent Town, Australia, September 2019) Andrew Lee, MBBS, MPH, FRACP, A/Prof, has received an honorable mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF’s) 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. Dr. Lee, a neurologist in Kent Town,…...

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Berlin, Vermont, Pediatrician Ties for First Place in Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 V-RED Award Program

The program has grown into a powerful campaign that raises awareness about early diagnosis. (Berlin, Vermont, October 2019) Gwendolyn Shelton, MD, shared first place honors in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF’s) 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. With her diagnosis, doctors started treatment early enough to prevent a young…...

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Maitland, Florida, Internist/Anesthesiologist Ties for First Place in Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 V-RED Award Program

Dr. Mark Anderson’s research and gut instinct ultimately prevented his wife’s vasculitis from becoming worse. (Maitland, Florida, October 2019) Mark Anderson, MD, shared first place honors in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF’s) 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. Dr. Anderson’s patient, his wife Nancy Anderson, was trying to get…...

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Dr. Frank Cortazar Heads Up New York Nephrology Vasculitis and Glomerular Center

Frank B. Cortazar, MD, and Jorge Cerda, MD Frank B. Cortazar, MD, has been named director of a new vasculitis center in the Albany, New York, area. Dr. Cortazar will oversee both clinical and research activities at the New York Nephrology Vasculitis and Glomerular Center, which opened August 1. There…...

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