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2011-12-22 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is urging family members, or loved ones of women, who have suffered an out of the blue femur break, or broken thigh bone, to ask the woman if she was using osteoporosis drug called Fosamax, at the time of the break. According to the FDA on July 11th, 2011, "Typically these fractures occurred after using Fosamax for five years, or more." The US Drug Watchdog says, "In the instance of Fosamax, we are talking about women, whose leg simply broke. They did not fall, they did...

2011-12-13 15:08:13

Mimicking periosteum to heal traumatic bone injury A man-made package filled with nature's bone-building ingredients delivers the goods over time and space to heal serious bone injuries faster than products currently available, Cleveland researchers have found. Tested on sheep in Switzerland, the surgical elastic "implant device," essentially a wrapping that mimics bone's own sock-like sheath called periosteum, delivered stem cells, growth factors and other natural components of the...

2011-12-13 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsa Therapeutics today confirmed that it is planning to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the second half of 2012 for OSTORA(TM), the company's oral recombinant salmon calcitonin tablet for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. This follows a formal pre-NDA dialogue with the FDA that verified the results from Tarsa's Phase III ORACAL trial and the requirements for regulatory approval,...

2011-12-06 23:37:42

It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology. In a previous study, researchers from the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy and Region Västra Götaland demonstrated that a sparse bone structure in the trabecular bone in the lower jaw is linked to a greater chance of having previously had fractures in...

3-D Printer Used To Make Bone-like Material
2011-11-30 10:40:53

[ Watch the Video ] Clears way for custom-made replacement tissue It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone. And it came off an inkjet printer. Washington State University researchers have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopedic procedures, dental work, and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. Paired with actual bone, it acts as a scaffold for new bone to grow on and ultimately...

2011-11-29 10:51:57

In a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), growth hormone replacement for six months was found to increase bone formation in abdominally obese women. "This is the first time that the effects of growth hormone on bone have been studied in obesity," said the study's lead author, Miriam A. Bredella, M.D., a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston....

2011-11-28 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), growth hormone replacement for six months was found to increase bone formation in abdominally obese women. "This is the first time that the effects of growth hormone on bone have been studied in obesity," said the study's lead author, Miriam A. Bredella, M.D., a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of radiology at...

2011-11-28 07:30:00

BELGRADE, Mont., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications, signed an exclusive agreement with Jeil Medical Corporation for distribution in the U.S. and Canada of Jeil's LeForte System. The LeForte System is composed of orthopedic implants used in craniomaxillofacial procedures, including trauma and reconstruction, and...

2011-11-21 16:05:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm resulting from use of the drug Fosamax, notes with some regret a report that a âœnovel treatment known as whole-body vibration doesnât appear to improve the bone health of postmenopausal women who are at high risk of developing osteoporosis.â New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 According to a November 15 piece published by U.S. News and World Report, the treatment,...

2011-11-21 13:00:00

Stephan Karian, health and nutrition expert, author, and founder of Great American Products produces an infomercial to address the ongoing problem of osteoporosis. Destin, FL (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Osteoporosis or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. It is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 years of age and older. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated...