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My myeloma pharmacy

So, recently a few older friends of mine have asked what’s going with me and my myeloma, and whether I am still on drugs!

Luckily, the answer is that not an awful lot is happening with my myeloma. 425 more words

Myeloma

Treatments for osteonecrosis of the jaw bones associated with bisphosphonate drugs

Bisphosphonates are drugs very similar to pyrophosphate (a normal substance found in bone). They are used to lessen symptoms and complications due to the spread of cancer to the bones, and to prevent and treat fragile bones in osteoporosis (a conditon where tiny holes in the bones makes them brittle). 703 more words

Antibiotics

Comparison of animal experiments and clinical trials

Study confirms we can only know if animal tests are of any use if we carry out human research and get the same results. This happens, according to the study, in about half the times. 34 more words

Atypical Femoral Fractures: An Update

We posted our first “Case Connections” article about  bisphosphonate-related atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) one year ago. Since then, JBJS Case Connector has published three additional case reports on the same topic, suggesting that it’s… 40 more words

Need To Know

Polymer-drug complex shines as a potential anti-osteoporosis drug

Osteoporosis is marked by loss of bone tissue and low bone mass leading to major physiological changes rendering it porous and brittle. It is a major health concern in developed countries, affecting 30% of women especially during postmenopausal age and 20% of men worldwide. 348 more words

Research

Osteoporosis Drugs Not Effective as Claimed

Drugs being prescribed for osteoporosis, bisphosphonates, are not worth the cost and risk of side effects, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal which analyzed data from 33 previous studies. 214 more words

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Bisphosphonates for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by bone loss, which leads to impaired bone strength and an increased risk of fractures. Two million fractures are attributed to osteoporosis annually in the United States and they are associated with serious morbidity and mortality. 124 more words

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