Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Osteoporosis
Osteoporosisen-usSat, 17 Mar 2018 02:13:30 UTCSat, 17 Mar 2018 02:13:30 UTCUSPSTF Issues Draft Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued an updated draft recommendation statement on osteoporosis screening to prevent fractures.<br />
9:00 AM, Thu November 9, 2017New Drugs Introduced in 2017: Part 5 Osteoporosis, Neurology, and Pain Management
This year, the FDA is on pace to approve about 38 new medications. Here is a look at 6 of these.10:17 PM, Sun October 22, 2017What to Do When Calcium Supplements Cause Constipation
In pharmacy school, I was taught to see if there was a cause when I learned of a patient?s adverse reaction, because if I?m treating the problem without removing the cause, the problem will still persist. In this situation, I couldn?t remove the cause. If I were to request that the doctor stop prescribing the calcium supplements, the elderly patient would be at higher risk for osteoporosis. If I can?t remove the cause, what can I do in this type of situation?10:07 PM, Tue November 15, 2016Taking Preventive Measures Against Osteoporosis
Approximately 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men 50 years and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.12:20 AM, Mon August 22, 2016Glenmark's Raloxifene Hydrochloride Gets FDA Nod
The FDA has approved Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc's abbreviated new drug application for raloxifene hydrochloride tablets USP, 60 mg, which is the therapeutic equivalent to Eli Lilly and Company's Evista.
7:00 AM, Thu March 31, 2016How Pharmacists Can Better Serve Older Female Veterans
Totaling more than 2 million, women comprise the fastest-growing group within the veteran population.
10:30 PM, Wed February 24, 2016Are Women Overtreated for Osteoporosis?
Less is more for women receiving osteoporosis drug therapy, as new research suggests that this patient population may be overtreated.
10:32 PM, Wed January 27, 2016How Much Calcium Do I Need?
Too much calcium can't be good, right?10:59 PM, Tue November 10, 2015Do the Benefits of PPIs Outweigh Risks?
Although proton pump inhibitors are widely used, they are not without risks.9:45 PM, Thu July 16, 2015Generic Actonel Osteoporosis Drug Launched in US
Teva recently launched risedronate sodium tablets, the generic version of Actavis's Actonel bisphosphonate, in 3 dosage strengths. 10:56 PM, Mon June 1, 2015How 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.
3:00 AM, Sat May 23, 2015Acid Reflux Common Among Women Taking Bisphosphonates
Gastroprotective agents may be needed in postmenopausal women taking bisphosphonates.10:00 PM, Fri April 17, 2015Educate Epileptics on Osteoporosis Risk Factors
Controlling seizures is critical for patients with epilepsy, but side effects of antiepileptic drugs are another tremendous concern. 9:00 PM, Mon April 13, 2015Osteoporosis 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. 10:00 PM, Thu April 2, 2015Bone Loss Scores May Signal Gum Disease
A postmenopausal woman's score on a fracture risk scale can tip off her clinicians to gum disease.4:00 AM, Sun February 22, 2015Potassium Salts Help Strengthen Bone Health
Supplementation with alkaline potassium salts aids bone health and reduces osteoporosis risk.9:00 PM, Wed January 28, 2015Bisophosphonate 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. 10:55 PM, Tue January 6, 2015Bisphosphonates 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.9:51 PM, Sun January 4, 2015Routine 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.9:00 PM, Sat December 6, 2014Pharmacy 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.2:52 AM, Mon December 1, 2014