Amgen And Magellan Rx Management Collaborate To Improve Patient Care For Chronic, Difficult-To-Treat Conditions
First Amgen-Pharmacy Benefit Manager Value-Based Agreement to Deliver Advanced Solutions for Osteoporosis and Migraine THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced a novel multi-year collaboration with Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy benefit management division of Magellan Health, that will leverage each company's capabilities and resources to identify clinical gaps for some of the healthcare system's most difficult-to-treat diseases. Based on Amgen and Magellan's extensive expertise in complex areas of health and specialty populations, the initial projects will fo...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Younger breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for osteoporosis -- weak, brittle bones -- due to breast cancer treatments, new study finds. The study included 211 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Menopausal women should eat more blackcurrant to prevent bone loss
(Natural News) Hormonal changes are one of the leading causes of bone loss or osteoporosis. Menopausal women, in particular, are more likely to experience bone loss because they are deficient in estrogen, a hormone in women that protects the bones. The amount of estrogen drops when women reach menopause. To lower the risk of bone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidance on vitamin D published
Vitamin D tests are only required when patients have pre-existing bone conditions or are at a high risk of deficiency, according to updated guidance published by the National Osteoporosis Society. Pulse (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New vitamin D guidelines aim to provide clarity on testing and prescribing
Dr Terry Aspray explains what the National Osteoporosis Society's new clinical guidelines on vitamin D and bone health mean in practice for GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Osteoporosis and bone disorders Source Type: news

Beyond BMD: Measures of Bone Microstructure Predict Fracture Risk Beyond BMD: Measures of Bone Microstructure Predict Fracture Risk
Cortical, trabecular bone measures at the distal radius and tibia, as measured by high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT, can help predict fracture risk when BMD alone shows no osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Amgen And UCB Announce FDA Advisory Committee Meeting To Review EVENITY ™ (romosozumab) For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee (BRUDAC) will review data supporting the Biologics License Application (BLA) for EVENITYTM (romosozumab) for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture at a meeting on Jan. 16, 2019. "After a fracture, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are five times more likely to fracture in the subsequent year, and these fractures can be life-changing. Yet ...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breast cancer increases the risk of osteoporosis
Research, published inBreast Cancer Research, suggests that women under 50 with breast cancer have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Plus Opioids, Common Combo in Alzheimer's Benzodiazepines Plus Opioids, Common Combo in Alzheimer's
Benzodiazepines and opioids are frequently coprescribed for patients with Alzheimer's disease, putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis, falls, and fractures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Can Nanotechnologies Aid Implantable Drug-Delivery Systems?
Implantable technologies have come a long way over the years, and advancements in micro and nanotechnologies have helped device developers continue to push the envelope even further. Within the realm of drug delivery, advances in nanotechnologies have consistently improved patient outcomes by enabling sustained drug delivery to help treat chronic conditions. These scalable technologies have even offered localized drug delivery that can further improve bioavailability. While many of these technologies offer a variety of opportunities, we’re still eagerly awaiting to see the impact of these advancements onc...
Source: MDDI - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Implants Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Could probiotics protect bone health?
According to a new study that scientists carried out in rodents, probiotics might be an effective way to prevent the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Researchers Call for Improved Adherence Among Patients and Physicians to Osteoporosis Treatment After Hip Fracture
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - November 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Denosumab Promising for TDT - Induced Osteoporosis Treatment
Higher percentage increase of L1 to L4 and wrist bone mineral density with DMN, reduction in pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Denosumab Promising for TDT-Induced Osteoporosis Treatment
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Denosumab (DNM), a fully human monoclonal antibody against the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), may be beneficial for managing transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT)-induced osteoporosis,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Osteoporosis and dry eye syndrome: a previously unappreciated association that may alert active prevention of fall - Jeng YT, Lin SY, Hu HY, Lee OK, Kuo LL.
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease associated with inflammation and hormone imbalance. It is noteworthy that dry eye syndrome shares a similar pathophysiology with osteoporosis. Both diseases are more prevalent among the elderly and female... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

If autism is hereditary, then where are all the retirement homes full of autistic people?
(Natural News) Nursing homes and retirement “villages” in America are chock full of elderly folks who are victims of brittle bones, dementia, strokes, heart attacks, osteoporosis, and severe arthritis. Yet, something is missing, and it’s more obvious than a trumpeting elephant in a small room full of people. Where are all the autistic senior citizens?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in women
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) IOF and ESCEO have published an updated guidance to aid healthcare professionals in diagnosing and managing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The present guidance reviews and updates the 2013 guidance in all key areas and includes new information on the evaluation of bone microstructure in fracture risk assessment, the role of FRAX ® and Fracture Liaison Services in secondary fracture prevention, long-term effects on fracture risk of dietary intakes, and increased fracture risk on stopping drug treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antler gene function may lead to new treatments for osteoporosis
Research, published in theJournal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy, suggests that two genes involved in deer antler growth could also stimute bone growth to treat osteoporosis in humans.  The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antlers may hold the cure for millions battling osteoporosis
Stanford University experts led the study. The Duchess of Cornwall's mother the Honourable Rosalind Shand died from the disease in 1965. Britt Ekland also battles the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: Deer Antlers Couldn ’ t Grow So Fast Without These Genes
Studying the genes that let deer quickly regrow their antlers could one day lead to treatments for people who suffer bone ailments like osteoporosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DOUGLAS QUENQUA Tags: Deer Genetics and Heredity Bones Research Antlers Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy Yang, Peter Source Type: news

Better bone density achieved by simply eating more dried plums
(Natural News) There are many natural ways to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis later in life. One of these is eating more dried plums, according to researchers from Florida State University and Oklahoma State University. In the study, which was published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the researchers evaluated two groups of postmenopausal women... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with prostate cancer and androgen deprivation therapy have increased risk of fractures-a study from the fractures and fall injuries in the elderly cohort (FRAILCO) - Wallander M, Axelsson KF, Lundh D, Lorentzon M.
Osteoporosis is a common complication of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). In this large Swedish cohort study consisting of a total of nearly 180,000 older men, we found that those with prostate cancer and ADT have a significantly increased risk of futur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What's a bone density test?
Osteoporosis is softening of the bones, particularly as you age. It's often not diagnosed until a bone is broken. And by that time, the bones can already be quite weak. But there is a test you can take to determine if you have osteoporosis and calculate your risk of a fracture. https://youtu.be/M1nPcX25Bms Watch: The Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sports may lower a child's future risk of osteoporosis
Research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, suggests that sports activity before the age of 20 can increase adult bone strength, which may lower the future risk of developing osteoporosis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug Holidays in Treatment for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Drug Holidays in Treatment for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Is it considered safe for women with postmenopausal osteoporosis to take a treatment break? When is the optimal time to resume treatment?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Patients With Osteoporosis Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Patients With Osteoporosis
Are individuals with celiac disease at increased risk for osteoporosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prevalence, risk factors and therapeutic aspects of injuries and accidents in women with epilepsy - Verboket RD, S öhling N, Marzi I, Paule E, Knake S, Rosenow F, Strzelczyk A, Willems LM.
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy-related injuries and accidents (ERIA) are a frequent cause of hospitalisation and represent a relevant burden for patients with epilepsy. In particular, osteoporosis and other gender-specific aspects may increase the risk of seizure-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Preventive Medicine Vitamins Calcium Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Bones Women's Health Initiative Medicine and Health Osteoporosis Vitamin D Source Type: news

Are Osteoporosis Drugs Linked With Survival? Debate Casts Doubt Are Osteoporosis Drugs Linked With Survival? Debate Casts Doubt
The mortality benefit of osteoporosis drugs is"probably around 10%," claims one expert. However, strong evidence to support prescribing these drugs for this reason"is just not there," says another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health
When it comes to osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, this unassuming variant of vitamin K may have a lot to offer.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists link diabetes to increased risk of arthritis and osteoporosis
A study involving more than 100,000 individuals links diabetes to an increased risk of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health, According To Major Study
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Vitamin D supplements have long been touted as a way to improve bone health and possibly ward off the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis in older adults. But a new study contends that claims of benefits from supplements of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Finds BMD Can Stand in for Fractures. Will the FDA Agree? Study Finds BMD Can Stand in for Fractures. Will the FDA Agree?
A meta-analysis of osteoporosis drugs showed that change in DXA BMD was a surrogate for fracture risk. If accepted by the FDA, it would'really open up the field to a lot of new treatments. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too
Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. https://youtu.be/aoABpSBjj7g Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ASBMR Urges Bone Treatment for All Seniors With Major Fractures ASBMR Urges Bone Treatment for All Seniors With Major Fractures
Only a minority of older patients who have a hip or spine fracture receive secondary prevention with osteoporosis therapy. Bone specialists issued a set of recommendations to try to improve this.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statins and Osteoporosis, Fracture Risks in Stroke Patients Statins and Osteoporosis, Fracture Risks in Stroke Patients
Could daily doses of statins help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures after a stroke?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ask Well: ‘ Take on an Empty Stomach. ’ How Do You Know When Your Stomach Is Empty?
Two hours after eating is a crude rule of thumb. A more accurate answer depends on the drugs you are taking and your medical conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Digestive Tract Stomach Fosamax (Drug) Osteoporosis Source Type: news

ASBMR 2018 to Tackle'Problems Bone Doctors Struggle With'ASBMR 2018 to Tackle'Problems Bone Doctors Struggle With '
From possibly practice-changing advice for reducing secondary fractures to a debate about whether osteoporosis drugs may lengthen life, this year's meeting will cover a broad swath of bone research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis drugs: Risk of bone problems in jaw, thigh?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight menopausal symptoms with fermented red clover extract
(Natural News) A recently published Danish study found that red clover (Trifolium pratense), a herbaceous plant, can be used to effectively soothe hot flashes and mood swings brought about by menopause. The fermented extract is a remedy of great efficacy. In addition, the extract prevents osteoporosis or bone loss that is accelerated by menopause, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedies for osteoporosis: Several medicinal plants have been found to improve bone health without the side effects of medication
(Natural News) Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. There are numerous medications and treatments for it, but various natural remedies have yet to be fully explored. In line with this, a new research published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines featured some medicinal plants that exhibited potential bone-improving properties without... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age
New research reveals the molecular dynamic that explains why bones become more frail as we age. The findings may improve treatments for osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Strategies to protect bone health in hematologic stem cell transplant recipients
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation Working Group on Cancer and Bone Disease looks at the major factors affecting bone health in mematologic stem cell transplant recipients, and provides expert guidance for the monitoring, evaluation and treatment of bone loss in these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Japanese catnip is being studied as a potential alternative treatment for various bone disorders
(Natural News) Osteoclasts are bone cells responsible for the dissolution and absorption of bone tissue. These make them essential for bone formation. However, an excess of activity from these cells can lead to the development of painful and debilitating disorders such as osteoporosis, osteolysis, and Paget’s disease. Available strategies for these conditions are still limited as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking liquid calcium with red sage can build stronger bones
(Natural News) Preventing osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women, is possible with the help of this traditional Asian medicine, according to research. A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that taking red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extract with liquid calcium can make the bone stronger and prevent osteoporosis. Type 1 osteoporosis is most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find that red sage extract with liquefied calcium improves osteoporosis symptoms
(Natural News) Red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extracts have been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat various diseases ranging from heart conditions to liver problems. In a study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, red sage extracts combined with a liquefied calcium supplement was found to prevent osteoporosis due to estrogen deficiency. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoanabolic Agents for Osteoporosis Osteoanabolic Agents for Osteoporosis
Find out what there is to know about the currently available osteoanabolic therapies for osteoporosis.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

World's bone health research experts gather
(Burness) More than 3,000 bone scientists will come together for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2018 Annual Meeting in Montr é al, Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2018, the premier scientific meeting in the world on bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science, to present their latest research and collaborate on new opportunities to increase the testing, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World's bone health research experts gather Sept. 28 -- Oct. 1, Montreal
(Burness) More than 3,000 bone scientists will come together for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2018 Annual Meeting in Montr é al September 28 - October 1, the premier scientific meeting in the world on bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science, to present their latest research and collaborate on new opportunities to increase the testing, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news