We just learned that fubuxostat was approved by the FDA on 11/24/2008. For anyone allergic to allopurinol, this could be a great thing. It probably won't appear in the US pharmacies until spring 2009, but we are trying to get it from Paris or Rome as it has been available in Europe for some time. Please let me know if anyone found an on-line pharmacy that ships this drug to the US without a lot of hassle.
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