Items Tagged ‘Fosamax’

March 7, 2013

U.S. panel votes against calcitonin salmon bone drug

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

But other panelists said the drugs are an important option for patients who have bad reactions to newer drugs, including bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax. “We have a whole lot of patients who can’t take the other drugs, and I think our patients would be in worse shape without this,” said Bart Clark, professor at the […]

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Tags: calcitonin, CTV, Dr. Bart Clark, Fosamax, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

December 8, 2009

Ask doctor about halt to Fosamax

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Introduced by Merck in 1995, Fosamax caused an immediate sensation in the medical world…it was shown to not just slow the natural loss of bone, but to actually help rebuild it. Women who took the drug were found to develop denser hip bones and spines, making them less likely to break…   But don’t be […]

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Tags: Fosamax, loss of bone

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