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2012-05-17 05:15:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows when it comes to bone-cancer-related fractures, pain can be reduced by drug treatment, but no one drug is superior. Researchers undertook a systematic review of the current evidence on bisphosphonate drugs, which are used to prevent bone damage in multiple myeloma. Severe back pain is a common symptom of multiple myeloma–a type of cancer that can cause fractures in long bones and the spine. Bisphosphonate drugs may help to reduce the...

2012-05-16 11:07:11

Bone cancer-related fractures and pain can be reduced by drug treatment, but no one drug is superior, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers undertook a systematic review of the current evidence on bisphosphonate drugs, which are used to prevent bone damage in multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that grows in and on bones, and can cause fractures in long bones and the spine. Severe back pain is a common symptom. Bisphosphonate drugs may help...

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...

2012-05-10 09:50:59

ASBMR calls for more research to refine recommendations further The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that physicians should reassess patients with osteoporosis who are being treated with a class of drugs called bisphosphonates after three to five years of therapy to determine whether they should continue treatment. Bisphosphonates are a widely prescribed class of drugs that are proven to be effective in reducing common bone fractures in people with osteoporosis and at...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

Parker Waichman LLP Files 36 Fosamax Lawsuit on Behalf of Women throughout the U.S. Who Allegedly Suffered Femur Fracture Side Effects After Using the Bisphosphonate, Fosamax, for Several Years New York, New York (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing people injured by defective drugs, has filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of women throughout the U.S. who allegedly suffered femur fractures due to their long-term use of Fosamax. According the firm,...

2012-02-28 21:51:51

A chemically altered osteoporosis drug may be useful in fighting malaria, researchers report in a new study. Unlike similar compounds tested against other parasitic protozoa, the drug readily crosses into the red blood cells of malaria-infected mice and kills the malaria parasite. The drug works at very low concentrations with no observed toxicity to the mouse. The researchers found the drug by screening a library of about 1,000 compounds used in previous efforts to target an important...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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