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Latest Osteonecrosis of the jaw Stories

2012-03-28 00:20:14

Measures to help reduce the risk of bone loss and fracture must be taken for individuals on longer-term oral glucocorticoid therapy Millions of people around the world are prescribed glucocorticoids for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and inflammatory bowel diseases. Although they are effective and widely used, one of the potentially serious side effects of these medications is glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a...

2012-03-09 13:25:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012, a jury trial began in the Superior Court for Atlantic County, New Jersey in In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282). Plaintiffs allege that their Fosamax use caused them to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, is a drug approved by the FDA in 1995 to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. ONJ is a rare bone disease that can cause the patient's jaw bone to deteriorate and die. The...

2012-02-14 15:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is cautiously optimistic about the possibility that a new process will improve bone growth. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 According to a press release from the University of California, “[a] research team led by UC Davis Health System scientists has developed a novel technique to enhance bone growth by using a molecule which, when injected into the...

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...

2011-12-20 04:15:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is repeating the warning given by the AARP that coffee might block the absorption or increase the effects of some medications. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 According to a piece posted at the website of AARP on December 5, âœthe coffee you drink in the morning with some of your prescription drugs can either block their absorption or...

2011-12-07 11:26:43

Research: Association between bisphosphonate use and implant survival after primary total arthroplasty of the knee or hip: Population based retrospective cohort study People who take bisphosphonates after joint replacement surgery are less likely to need a repeat operation, finds a new study published on bmj.com today. While hip and knee replacements are cost effective procedures, substantial numbers of patients require revision surgery within 10 years to replace the implant because of...

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,...


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