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New Sjogren's Guidelines Outline 19 Treatment Recommendations

The first-ever treatment guidelines for Sjogren's syndrome have been issued. They include the use of rituximab for oral dryness, but a new U.K. study disputes this use for rituximab. (©WerayuthTes/Shutterstock.com)

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A British study finds that rituximab is "neither clinically or cost-effective" in a study of patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome who were being treated for fatigue and oral dryness.

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