I have the auto-immune disease lupus, and I’m discouraged because there’s been no new approved lupus drug for 45 years. Is there

There is, thanks to an explosion in knowledge about how cells “talk” to each other chemically in the immune system, which goes awry in SLE, or systemic lupus erythematosus. But it will be five to 10 years before a truly effective drug hits the market because a number of recent, albeit methodologically imperfect, studies, have been disappointing.