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2011-08-18 15:13:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several Prolia® (denosumab) studies, including eight year efficacy and safety data from a Phase 2 extension study in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis with low bone mineral density (BMD), at the 2011 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. from Sept. 16-20, 2011. "The breadth of data being...

2011-07-26 00:00:30

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is eagerly awaiting the report of an FDA panel being convened in September to discuss Fosamax, and specifically whether the drug increases incidence of throat cancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 According to an article published by Bloomberg on July 21, in advance of an advisory panel meeting on September 9 to discuss the long-term safety of drugs used to treat...

2011-07-11 11:24:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EffRx Pharmaceuticals SA, an Epalinges/Lausanne, Switzerland based drug delivery company, announces that US patent 7,964,212 was issued on June 21, 2011, enhancing the protection of EX101. This patent grants significant additional Intellectual Property concerning the EffRx Lead Program, EX101 (70 mg effervescent alendronate for the treatment of osteoporosis). The extended range of intellectual property in this...

2011-06-06 14:12:13

People who have had gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric weight-loss surgery have an even higher increased risk of breaking bones than previously found. These study findings will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "A negative effect on bone health that may increase the risk of fractures is an important consideration for people considering bariatric surgery and those who have undergone bariatric surgery," said lead author Kelly Nakamura, a...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is taking note of remarks made by a prominent orthopedic surgeon likening femur injuries of patients taking Fosamax to those suffered by persons who have been in automobile accidents. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 As reported by ABC News, Dr. Kenneth Egol, professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU's Langone Medical Center, said, "We are seeing people just walking,...

2011-05-11 00:54:59

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights:     * One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis.    * Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF.    * Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression...

2011-05-10 15:00:00

Study Highlights: - One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis. - Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF. - Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression fractures. DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in 10 heart failure patients had...

2011-04-20 13:19:54

Analysis: The true cost of pharmacological disease prevention Experts today challenge the view that popular drugs to prevent disease - like statins and antihypertensives to prevent heart disease and stroke, or bisphosphonates to prevent fractures "“ represent value for money. In a paper published on bmj.com today, Teppo Järvinen and colleagues argue that the benefits seen when these drugs are tested in clinical trials may not apply in the real world. They argue that value for money...

2011-04-12 00:00:29

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is warning those whose doctors advise time off from taking the drug to speak with legal counsel sooner rather than later, because an interruption in dosing might not result in a pausing of the time to sue for harms caused by the medication. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Despite being the most popular osteoporosis treatment medication on the market, Fosamax...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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