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2012-05-21 23:00:54

In April 2012, MHRA published an article revealing that there is recent epidemiological evidence of an increased risk of fracture with long-term use of PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors), including Nexium. Nexium, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is a medication that people take to prevent on-going heartburn. According to court documents, on April 19th, 2011, an Ohio woman, Ginny Begin, filed a lawsuit Texas Southern District Court (case no. 4:2011cv01489) against AstraZeneca, alleging that she...

2012-05-15 02:29:18

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging a simple solution to a big problem: if it's 50+ fracture, request a test. This is the call-to-action for the NBHA's new public and healthcare professional education campaign - 2Million2Many (www.2Million2Many.org). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

2012-05-10 06:27:16

Foundation Urges Patients Not to Stop Treatment without Talking to their Healthcare Provider; Experts Available for Comment WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Perspectives pieces published online today by the New England Journal of Medicine, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation's leading community health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

2012-05-10 06:23:48

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to today's Perspective pieces published in the New England Journal Of Medicine, the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of its 42 members from the private and non-profit sectors to collectively advance bone health and prevent disease, commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for continuing to investigate the risks and benefits of long-term...

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...

2012-04-23 13:26:32

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified the genetic variations that are believed to cause osteoporosis. The study, published in Nature Genetics and involving leading researchers from Sweden and the world, shows among other interesting facts that women with a higher proportion of genetic variations associated with osteoporosis have a more than 50 percent increased fracture risk. Osteoporosis is a common and a devastating age-related...

2012-03-26 22:15:49

Results may help to understand ways in which early growth can be optimized to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fracture in older age Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, have presented evidence that early growth predicts the size, mineralization, shape and strength of the hip bone in childhood. The presentation was made at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO12) which took place in Bordeaux, France from March...

2012-03-24 03:48:30

Total economic burden estimated at 39 billion EUR; Hip fractures account for more than half of all costs Researchers at the European Congress of Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis in Bordeaux have presented new data  which shows that the economic burden of fragility fractures in the 27 member states of the European Union far exceeds previous estimates, with hip fractures accounting for around 55% of costs. The investigators used a population based model to estimate the economic...

2012-03-22 06:25:28

BORDEAUX, France, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis, healthcare experts and national patient society advocates from around the world attended a special session devoted to the problem of secondary fractures and their prevention. At the heart of the problem is the fact that a patient who has experienced a prior fracture is at double the risk of a secondary fracture. Yet despite this high risk, the majority of...