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2014-06-19 10:03:46

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. This randomized, placebo-controlled trial included 163 older (ages 57 to 90) white women whose vitamin D levels were too low. The women took calcium citrate tablets to meet their...

2014-03-20 16:27:05

New products from Mission ideal for nursing home environment. SAN ANTONIO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal Company is introducing a portfolio of proven products into the long-term care environment. The company has always held steadfast to its dedication to provide the highest quality healthcare medications and treatments for a wide range of conditions and diseases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/PH87885LOGO The long-term care (LTC) initiative capitalizes on...

2012-06-27 02:01:15

Patients with a gland disorder that causes excessive calcium in their blood who also have vitamin D deficiency can safely receive vitamin D treatment without it raising their calcium levels, a new study has determined. The results with one-year follow-up will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Doctors often fear that raising vitamin D levels will further raise calcium blood levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism–in which...

2012-01-27 10:32:21

Findings could lead to a screening test Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have identified a genetic variation that raises the risk of developing serious necrotic jaw bone lesions in patients who take bisphosphonates, a common class of osteoclastic inhibitors. The discovery paves the way for a genetic screening test to determine who can safely take these drugs. The study appears in the online version of the journal The Oncologist. Oral bisphosphonates are...

2010-12-03 18:09:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly published study in the Lancet suggested that a first-line treatment regimen including Zometa® (zoledronic acid) significantly improved overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients compared with a regimen that included oral clodronate. The impact on survival was independent of the effect of Zometa on bone complications (also known as skeletal-related events...

2010-01-19 10:09:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched pamidronate disodium injection in single-dose vials containing 30 mg per 10 mL and 90 mg per 10 mL. Pamidronate disodium injection, the generic alternative of Novartis Pharmaceutical Company's Aredia®, is a bone resorption inhibitor. The 2008 U.S. market for pamidronate disodium approximated $17 million, according...

2009-08-05 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius Health ("Radius") today announced topline Phase 2 data demonstrating that in women with osteoporosis, BA058 -- the company's novel PTHrP (parathyroid hormone-related protein) analog -- significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and femoral neck (a common fracture site located in the hip joint) after six months of therapy. The gains in lumbar spine and femoral neck BMD were further increased in a subset of patients...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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