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2009-08-11 10:12:11

Twice-yearly treatment with denosumab, a new targeted therapy to stop bone loss, increased bone density and prevented spinal fractures in men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

2009-06-01 07:00:00

Denosumab and Forteo/Forsteo Will Each Achieve Blockbuster Status in 2018, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Amgen's novel agent denosumab and Eli Lilly's parathyroid hormone (PTH) analogue Forteo/Forsteo (teriparatide) will drive robust 4.3 percent annual growth in the osteoporosis drug market from 2013 to 2018...

2009-05-11 10:33:00

Non-adherent women up to six times more likely to experience a fracture WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) indicates that 87 percent of women 18 years and older with osteoporosis, who were taking a drug therapy to treat the disease, did not experience a fracture during the two-year study period.

2009-05-08 09:40:38

Breast cancer patients, individuals at risk for osteoporosis and those undergoing certain types of bone cancer therapies often take drugs containing bisphosphonates.

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2009-04-20 15:30:00

Researchers at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, reported Sunday that two compounds in a class of bone-strengthening drugs known as bisphosphonates may protect people exposed to radiation from developing leukemia -- a common long-term side effect of radiation exposure.

2009-04-07 09:23:48

New research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine evaluated the link between a common class of drugs used to prevent bone fractures in osteoporosis patients and the development of irregular heartbeat.

2009-03-09 08:00:00

ADA creates brochures with National Osteoporosis Foundation CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dental patients who have been alarmed or confused by recent news reports about how osteoporosis medications might affect their oral health now have a brochure to help them separate fact from fiction.

2009-01-22 13:35:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has revised its 2006 landmark position paper on Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw to reflect the most current research and thought on this condition.

2009-01-02 08:23:58

Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.