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FDA Report Suggests Women Reassess Bone Drug Use Due To Serious Adverse Events
2012-05-11 12:45:33

A new analysis of popular bone-building drugs by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could prompt millions of women to rethink their use of such drugs, even though the agency fell short of issuing specific recommendations. The FDA said doctors need to reassess which women are likely to benefit from bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Actonel and Reclast, given the lack of concrete evidence that taking them over long periods really helps them and the possibility that they can put some...

2010-10-16 15:45:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that new six-year data reinforce the long-term efficacy and safety profile of once-yearly Reclast® (zoledronic acid) injection in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.(1) The study of more than 1,200 women was presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Toronto, ON, Canada. The study showed that Reclast maintained bone mass in...

2009-06-01 00:15:00

- Single infusion of Reclast increases bone mass for two years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a condition that can lead to osteoporosis(1) - Approximately 22 million women in US have osteopenia, or low bone mass, putting them at increased risk of fractures of hip, spine and wrist(2,3) - Reclast already approved as once-yearly infusion for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis(1) EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reclast(R) (zoledronic acid) Injection has been approved...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'