HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Once-yearly treatment significantly reduces bone fractures in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis

Data to be published in this weeks issue of The New England Journal of Medicine show that a once-yearly treatment significantly reduced the incidence of all types of osteoporotic bone fractures over three years in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. The publication marks the first time that an osteoporosis treatment significantly reduced all types of fractures in a single study.

The Phase III clinical study involved more than 7,700 women between the ages of 65 and 89 in 27 countries. All women involved in the study had postmenopausal osteoporosis and received Reclast (zoledronic acid) Injection or placebo. Results from the study show that Reclast reduced the frequency of fractures among the areas of the body that are typically affected by osteoporosis, including the hip, spine, and wrist. Specifically, a 70 percent reduction was achieved in spine fractures. The risk of hip fractures, which are associated with significant mortality, was reduced by 41 percent.

The study also showed bone mineral density increased significantly in the spine by 6.7 percent and in the hip by 6 percent in women on Reclast compared to those who received placebo.

Reclast belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates, which are used to treat osteoporosis. Unlike other bisphosphonate treatments that require women to take daily, weekly, or monthly doses for postmenopausal osteoporosis, Reclast is given as a once-yearly 15-minute infusion.

Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. An estimated one out of two women over age 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime.

The FDA is currently reviewing Reclast for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The FDA has approved the drug for the treatment of Pagets disease of bone, the second most common metabolic bone disorder after osteoporosis.


'"/>

Contact: Russell Grant
grantr@fleishman.com
212-453-2430
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
2-May-2007


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Spot on treatment for acne
2. New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
3. New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
4. UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
5. Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
6. Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
7. Quality of treatment guidelines
8. Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
9. Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
10. Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
11. New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: