Tag: osteoporosis drug

Newsbriefs: Opioids; Hip Fractures; Vitamin C

Opioids Less Effective Than Expected.
While the U.S. is undergoing an opioid epidemic, new findings show that the millions of people who take opioids for back pain may not experience pain relief, and suffer side effects in addition. In a study of 2,030 people with low back pain, almost half took

Frontline: Osteoporosis; Statins; Warfarin

New Osteoporosis Drug in the Pipeline
In a fracture prevention study of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the drug abaloparatide was found to reduce the rate of fractures in the spine, hip, and wrist when compared with placebo, according to study results presented in March 2015 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

Ask the Experts: Atypical Fracture

Q. I recently started taking an osteoporosis drug, and a friend told me that these medications can cause fractures in the thigh bone. It doesn’t make sense that a bone-building drug should harm my bones—is my friend right?

A. An association has been found between bisphosphonates and “atypical” fractures in the

Bone Drug Ineffective for Improving Cognitive Function

The osteoporosis drug raloxifene (Evista) failed to improve memory and thinking skills in women with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study published online Nov. 4, 2015, in the journal Neurology.

Raloxifene mimics the effects of estrogen in the body, and it and similar drugs have attracted a great deal of

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