Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Osteoporosis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/osteoporosis/condition-rss Osteoporosis en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:33:34 UTC Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:33:34 UTC Are Women Overtreated for Osteoporosis? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/are-women-overtreated-for-osteoporosis Less is more for women receiving osteoporosis drug therapy, as new research suggests that this patient population may be overtreated. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:32:00 UTC How Pharmacists Can Improve Osteoporosis Screening in Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/How-Pharmacists-Can-Improve-Osteoporosis-Screening-in-Women Women with the greatest risk for osteoporosis are not being screened enough, while those at less risk are being screened too often. Sat, 23 May 2015 07:00:00 UTC Acid Reflux Common Among Women Taking Bisphosphonates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/acid-reflux/Acid-Reflux-Common-Among-Women-Taking-Bisphosphonates Gastroprotective agents may be needed in postmenopausal women taking bisphosphonates. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Educate Epileptics on Osteoporosis Risk Factors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Educate-Epileptics-on-Osteoporosis-Risk-Factors Controlling seizures is critical for patients with epilepsy, but side effects of antiepileptic drugs are another tremendous concern. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:00:00 UTC Osteoporosis Drug Class Reduces Hip Fracture Rate, But at a High Cost http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/Osteoporosis-Drug-Class-Reduces-Hip-Fracture-Rate-But-at-a-High-Cost The high cost of bisphosphonates may outweigh the drugs' benefit in reducing hip fracture rates. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Bone Loss Scores May Signal Gum Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/Bone-Loss-Scores-May-Signal-Gum-Disease A postmenopausal woman's score on a fracture risk scale can tip off her clinicians to gum disease. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:00:00 UTC Bisophosphonate Use Questioned in Patients Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Bisophosphonate-Use-Questioned-in-Patients-Undergoing-Androgen-Deprivation-Therapy Many male patients being treated for prostate cancer undergo androgen deprivation therapy, which has been shown to have several risky side effects, including osteoporosis. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:55:00 UTC Bisphosphonates May Help Prevent Endometrial Cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/Bisphosphonates-May-Help-Prevent-Endometrial-Cancer Women who take bisphosphonates, which are commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions, have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as women who do not use the drugs. This study supports other research showing that bisphosphonates may have an anticancer effect. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:51:45 UTC Routine Vitamin D Screening Lacks Benefit http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/vitamins-supplements/Routine-Vitamin-D-Screening-Lacks-Benefit The media has been quick to discuss research findings on vitamin D supplementation's potential role in combating osteoporosis, correcting deficiency in chronic kidney disease, improving heart health, and extending life, which raises the question of whether patients should be screened routinely for vitamin D deficiency. Sun, 07 Dec 2014 02:00:17 UTC Pharmacy Technicians Advance Pharmacists' Osteoporosis Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Technicians-Advance-Pharmacists-Osteoporosis-Care Well-trained pharmacy technicians can free up pharmacists' time for osteoporosis management services by identifying patients who do not require pharmacist intervention. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:52:00 UTC Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines Miss Majority of At-Risk Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Osteoporosis-Screening-Guidelines-Miss-Majority-of-At-Risk-Women Current risk assessment strategies for reducing fractures related to osteoporosis among women fail to accurately predict who will experience major osteoporotic injuries. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:53:59 UTC Pharmacist Intervention Improves Osteoporosis Medication Compliance http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Intervention-Improves-Osteoporosis-Medication-Compliance Pharmacist-led drug use evaluation programs improve osteoporosis management in general practice. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:56:26 UTC Popular Prescription Medications May Contribute to Falls, Injuries in Elderly Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Popular-Prescription-Medications-May-Contribute-to-Falls-Injuries-in-Elderly-Patients Fall and injuries in the elderly may be attributed to many popular prescription medications. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:54:28 UTC Regular Bone Density Monitoring Doesn't Predict Fracture Risk After Bisphosphonate Discontinuation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Regular-Bone-Density-Monitoring-Doesnt-Predict-Fracture-Risk-After-Bisphosphonate-Discontinuation The results of a secondary analysis of the FLEX trial do not support regular bone density monitoring within the first few years of discontinuing alendronate therapy. Wed, 21 May 2014 01:01:01 UTC Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Plus Hormone Therapy Protects Bones http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Calcium-and-Vitamin-D-Supplementation-Plus-Hormone-Therapy-Protects-Bones Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D led to significantly reduced risk of hip fracture when combined with postmenopausal hormone therapy, a recent study finds. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:30:23 UTC Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Protects Bones http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Mediterranean-Diet-With-Olive-Oil-Protects-Bones A diet low in meat and carbohydrates but with plenty of extra virgin olive oil appears to protect the bones of older men, according to the results of a study. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:26:26 UTC Study: Few Epilepsy Patients Aware of Fracture Risk Associated With AEDs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-Few-Epilepsy-Patients-Aware-of-Fracture-Risk-Associated-With-AEDs Less than a quarter know that most fractures in epilepsy patients are unassociated with seizures, according to a recent study. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 03:25:42 UTC Pharmacist Counseling Improves Osteoporosis Medication Initiation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Counseling-Improves-Osteoporosis-Medication-Initiation Postmenopausal women are more likely to start medication therapy following osteoporotic fractures if they receive counseling from a pharmacist, a study suggests. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:21:31 UTC Osteoporosis: Slow Developing Disease Affects 1 in 5 American Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Osteoporosis-Slow-Developing-Disease-Affects-1-in-5-American-Women Pharmacists can advise patients on medications and lifestyle changes to help prevent or treat osteoporosis. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:45:13 UTC Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Task-Force-Recommends-Against-Vitamin-D-Calcium-Supplements A federal government task force report advised against taking daily vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures. 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