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This edition offers something for everyone. If you have lupus or RA, you’ll be happy to know that we have just published a paper on the safety of hydroxychloroquine, more commonly known by its trade name “Plaquenil.” Plaquenil is widely used in both of these illnesses. It’s also used to treat malaria. But there is one problem with Plaquenil. It can cause damage to the retina. In fact, it can cause blindness. But how often do these problems occur? Pretty much, doctors haven’t known.

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