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2012-05-16 11:07:11

Bone cancer-related fractures and pain can be reduced by drug treatment, but no one drug is superior, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers undertook a systematic review of the current evidence on bisphosphonate drugs, which are used to prevent bone damage in multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that grows in and on bones, and can cause fractures in long bones and the spine. Severe back pain is a common symptom. Bisphosphonate drugs may help...

2012-05-12 23:00:26

Ennis & Ennis P.A. Announces Free Nationwide Consultations to Patients Who Have Suffered Fosamax Femur Fractures or Osteonecrosis of the Jaw as FDA Confirms Long-Term Use of Fosamax Weakens Bones (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 According to an FDA review of biphosphonates published on May 9, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine, long term use of these drugs, commonly known as Boniva or Fosamax, could lead to weakened bones. In these cases, women suffered Fosamax side effects including...

FDA Report Suggests Women Reassess Bone Drug Use Due To Serious Adverse Events
2012-05-11 12:45:33

A new analysis of popular bone-building drugs by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could prompt millions of women to rethink their use of such drugs, even though the agency fell short of issuing specific recommendations. The FDA said doctors need to reassess which women are likely to benefit from bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Actonel and Reclast, given the lack of concrete evidence that taking them over long periods really helps them and the possibility that they can put some...

2012-05-10 09:50:59

ASBMR calls for more research to refine recommendations further The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that physicians should reassess patients with osteoporosis who are being treated with a class of drugs called bisphosphonates after three to five years of therapy to determine whether they should continue treatment. Bisphosphonates are a widely prescribed class of drugs that are proven to be effective in reducing common bone fractures in people with osteoporosis and at...

2012-05-10 09:47:22

Previous UCSF Research Found Overall Reduction in Spine Fractures, But Not for Other Types of Fractures Continuing a popular but controversial treatment for osteoporosis could reduce spine fracture risk for a particular group of patients, but others could see little to no change if they discontinue it. Based on available evidence, a UCSF researcher reevaluated his 2006 finding from a randomized 10-year study of alendronate, a type of bisphosphonate — a class of drugs that prevent...

2012-04-17 10:23:52

SAN ANTONIO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal announced today that it has entered into a patent and technology licensing agreement with EffRx Pharmaceuticals SA, Freienbach, Switzerland, for the manufacturing and commercialization of BINOSTO(TM)( )(alendronate sodium) Effervescent Tablets in the United States and Canada. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved BINOSTO to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and to increase bone mass in men with...

2012-04-05 23:00:46

On March 19th, 2012 the US FDA announced the approval of the first Boniva generics to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Boniva and Fosamax belong to the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, is a drug approved by the FDA in 1995 to treat osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases. On February 27th, 2012, a jury trial began in the Superior Court for Atlantic County, New Jersey in In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282). Plaintiffs allege that using Fosamax caused...

2012-04-03 10:00:18

Drugs that are commonly used to prevent osteoporosis may increase the risk of serious inflammatory eye disease in first-time users, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Oral bisphosphonates, the most commonly prescribed class of drugs used to prevent osteoporosis, have been linked to adverse events such as unusual fractures, irregular heartbeat, and esophageal and colon cancer. Some case reports have shown an association between these drugs and anterior uveitis...

2012-04-02 23:00:59

The US Drug Watchdog is saying, "We want to make certain every woman in the United States who used the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax and then suffered an out of the blue femur break gets identified, and we want to make certain they get to the best possible personal injury attorneys, so they get the maximum possible compensation for what they have been through. Most women victims we have spoken with describe the experience as the post painful of their lives." These type of leg breaks are...

2012-03-21 21:26:26

Low bone density medications, such as Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel, may have a protective effect for endometrial cancer, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital. Endometrial cancer affects more than 45,000 women a year in the U.S., usually in their 60s, although it can occur before 40. A type of uterine cancer, it's the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic cancer, and there is no known preventive medication for women at high risk of developing it. "The results of the study suggest...