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2012-08-20 23:00:20

According to court documents, on June 29th, 2012 a South Carolina woman, Selma Wilson, filed a lawsuit in New Jersey District Court (case no. 3:2012cv04014) alleging she suffered femur fracture from her use of Fosamax. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, belongs to the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It was approved by the FDA in 1995 and developed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. A study published online in May 2012, by the Archives of Internal...

2012-08-16 00:47:00

New study shows physical activity reduces hormone that inhibits bone formation A study to be published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) suggests that physical activity for premenopausal women is very effective in reducing sclerostin–a known inhibitor of bone formation. In addition, physical training enhances IGF-1levels, which have a very positive effect on bone formation. Bone is a tissue that is always changing due to hormonal...

2012-07-31 23:03:05

CastCoverZ! CEO and mom Annette Giacomazzi has a lot of experience dealing with her kids´ broken bones, and she has some sage summer advice to pass along to all the moms out there. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 There is never a preferable season of the year in which to break a bone, but for kids in particular, a broken bone during summer vacation can be particularly devastating. CastCoverZ! founder and CEO, Annette Giacomazzi knows this all too well–not just from her...

2012-07-28 23:03:42

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a South Carolina woman who took Fosamax (alendronate) and suffered from a subtrochanteric fracture in her right thighbone. Fosamax and other bisphosphonates have been linked to atypical femur fractures, which can occur with little or no trauma. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit alleging...

2012-07-24 23:03:52

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that Merck´s Fosamax (alendronate) caused two femur fractures in a Maryland woman. According to the suit, Fosamax and other bisphosphonates can increase the risk of atypical femur fractures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a Fosamax lawsuit naming Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck & Co., Inc. and...

2012-07-23 12:20:02

An artificial bone scaffold produced by researchers in South Korea could enhance the treatment of bone damage and defects through bone graftsTokyo, July 23, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Traditionally, bone grafts require material to be transplanted from either another bone of the patient or from a donor. Artificial grafts offer an easier and less risky process, providing an artificial scaffold on which bone cells can grow. However, developing a material with ideal characteristics has proved...

2012-07-14 23:03:30

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered a left atypical femur fracture, allegedly due to using Fosamax (alendronate). Fosamax is part of a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates, which studies have linked to large bone fractures. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Fosamax caused a left femur fracture and other...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Bone Loss
2012-07-11 17:21:49

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women's bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis. A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks. Bones are in a constant...

2012-06-25 23:01:05

The US Drug Watchdog says, "It sounds counterintuitive, that a drug supposedly devised to fight osteoporosis could also be associated with women, who suffered an out of the blue broken femur bone. However, when it comes to the osteoporosis called Fosamax, that is exactly what we are saying, and we want to get victims to the best possible attorneys." The US Drug Watchdog is trying to identify every woman in the United States, who has been using, any type of osteoporosis drug, or the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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