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Increased Education Crucial to Improving Rare Disease Care, Survey Finds

Healthcare providers involved in diagnosing and treating rare diseases believe that increased physician education and collaboration with specialized facilities will have the greatest positive impact on treating these conditions over the next five years, according to results from a 2021 survey. Definitive Healthcare, a healthcare commercial intelligence company, conducted…

Efgartigimod as Injection Similar to Vyvgart in Treating gMG, Trial Finds

An under-the-skin injection formulation of efgartigimod is as effective as the therapy’s infusion version, sold as Vyvgart (efgartigimod alfa-fcab), at lowering immunoglobulin G antibody levels in people with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), according to top-line data from the ADAPT-SC trial. Based on these findings, Argenx, the therapy’s developer, plans…

Soliris Outperforms Rituximab at Controlling MG Symptoms: Study

Soliris (eculizumab) is better than rituximab at controlling myasthenia gravis (MG) symptoms over a two-year period, according to a new analysis. Results were detailed in the study, “Eculizumab versus rituximab in generalised myasthenia gravis,” published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Soliris…

Ocular MG Progression Risk May Be Reduced With Immunosuppressants

Immunosuppressant medications significantly reduced the risk of ocular myasthenia gravis (MG), which affects only eye and eyelid muscles, progressing to a generalized form of the disease that affects other muscles, a Chinese study suggests. These findings indicate that immunosuppressant medications should be considered early on in the treatment…

#RAREis Representation Program Promotes Equity, Diversity

Horizon Therapeutics has launched its #RAREis Representation program aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion among patients with rare diseases. There are about 400 million people worldwide living with a rare disease; for many of them, access to diagnosis, care, and treatments can be challenging. Accessing better care depends on…

2021 Myasthenia Gravis Survey Results

BioNews Survey Infographic

Myasthenia Gravis News conducted a survey from Feb. 11-March 28 to gain greater insight into the characteristics of the MG community and disease management. Results of the survey have now been published. Click on the image to view the infographic, and click here to read the story.