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Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women

Posted 16 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 – An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds. In this phase 3 trial funded by the drug's maker, Radius Health, fewer women on the injectable drug abaloparatide had spine fractures (0.58 percent) than women receiving a placebo (4.22 ...

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner

Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 – Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds. Reporting Sept. 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers said that for women with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, various drugs cut the risk of a spine fracture by 40 to 60 percent, ...

Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study

Posted 14 May 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 14 – A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively than any treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial. Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced significant amounts of bone growth by taking a bone-building drug called teriparatide with denosumab, a targeted therapy drug used to ...

Implanted Microchip Might Be Future of Drug Delivery

Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 16 – Remote controls may not be for just appliances anymore. In a new small study, women with severe osteoporosis were implanted with a microchip that releases bone-building drugs at the push of a button, a delivery method that could someday become common for various health conditions. Roughly 1.5-by-2.5 inches in size, the microchip significantly improved patient compliance with ...

Study Suggests Osteoporosis Drug Might Treat Loss of Bone in Jaw

Posted 17 Oct 2010 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Oct. 15 – People suffering from a disfiguring loss of bone in the jaw may find help in the form of a long-used osteoporosis drug, two new studies suggest. Besides being linked to chronic, severe gum disease, this type of bone loss has also been connected in rare cases to the use of bisphosphonates, a different class of osteoporosis drugs. But the two papers in the Oct. 16 online issue ...

Better Drug Emerges for Steroid-Induced Bone Loss

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 29 – The drug teriparatide is better at increasing bone density and reducing vertebral fractures in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis than the drug alendronate, a new study finds. Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones produced in the body or contained in drugs that are used to control inflammation in patients with autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Forteo Approved for Drug-Related Osteoporosis

Posted 24 Jul 2009 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 24 – Eli Lilly's Forteo (teriparatide injection) has received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat osteoporosis associated with long-term use of glucocorticoid medication, the company said Thursday. Glucocorticoid therapy is commonly prescribed for inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and obstructive lung disease. These drugs are ...

Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

Posted 14 Apr 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 14 – A drug that boosts the body's production of stem cells appears to "jump-start" the bone-healing process to a point that older adults' bones heal as fast as young people's, suggest preliminary results released Tuesday by U.S. researchers. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York gave teriparatide (Forteo) to 145 people who had bone fractures that ...

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