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2011-09-19 08:07:26

Demonstrated superior efficacy to intranasal calcitonin with equivalent safety -- could represent new osteoporosis treatment option -- calcitonin has 30-year record of safety and efficacy but lack of oral form has limited its use Tarsa Therapeutics on Sunday presented positive safety and efficacy data from its Phase III ORACAL trial of OSTORA, the company's oral recombinant salmon calcitonin tablet in development for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. These data were presented...

2010-10-19 17:04:53

A drug marketed to grow bone in osteoporosis patients also works to heal bone wounds in gum disease patients, a University of Michigan study suggests. "This new approach for the treatment of periodontal disease could allow us to rebuild some of the bone that is lost due to periodontal disease, which until this point has been very difficult to achieve," said Jill Bashutski, clinical assistant professor at the U-M School of Dentistry and first author on the study. "Current treatments to re-grow...

2010-10-16 15:45:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that new six-year data reinforce the long-term efficacy and safety profile of once-yearly Reclast® (zoledronic acid) injection in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.(1) The study of more than 1,200 women was presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Toronto, ON, Canada. The study showed that Reclast maintained bone mass in...

2010-05-03 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will celebrate National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in conjunction with a new campaign, called Healthy Bones, Build Them For Life®. As the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health and fighting osteoporosis, NOF's goal is to reduce the widespread prevalence of osteoporosis and associated fractures and to find a cure...

2009-05-21 12:41:00

Congress Urged to Support Bill for Bone Health Promotion and Research WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) in conjunction with the National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases held a briefing on Capitol Hill today to engage Congress in an action plan for making bone health a national priority and encourage lawmakers to sign on to the "Bone Health Promotion and Research Act." The proposed legislation would create a...

2009-04-03 11:38:00

DXA Task Force Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Protect Patient Access WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to protect patient access to osteoporosis testing and reduce the physical and economic burden of osteoporosis for millions of Americans, Congress introduced the "Medicare Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis Testing Act of 2009," (S. 769 and H.R. 1894). Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced the Senate version and Representatives...

2008-12-09 10:58:00

Medical Reference and Online Edition Gives Coverage of Bone and Mineral Diseases and Disorders with New International Drug Formulary WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), the leading scientific organization for the study of bone diseases, announces the publication of the new seventh edition of the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism. The new edition reflects the rapid and exciting...


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