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    1. Drinking Milk as Teens May Not Protect Men's Bones

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not obser

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    2. FDA Panel: Long-Used Osteoporosis Drug Too Risky

      March 7, 2013 -- An FDA panel voted to stop recommending calcitonin salmon for the treatment of osteoporosis in women who are at least five years past menopause. The committee voted 12-9 against continued marketing of the drug, citing lack of benefit and concerns about a cancer risk. Calcitonin salm

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    3. Moderate Drinking May Help Older Women's Bones

      July 11, 2012 -- Women who drink alcohol moderately may be doing their bones a favor, new research suggests. "Moderate alcohol as a component of a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and physical activity may lower the risk of osteoporosis," researcher Urszula Iwaniec, PhD, associate pro

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    4. Vitamin D, Calcium for Fracture Risk Questioned

      June 12, 2012 -- Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not stave off osteoporosis-related bone fractures in most older women, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. What's more, there is not enough evidence to say whether supplements of vitamin D, with or with

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    5. FDA OKs Generic Boniva for Bone Loss

      March 19, 2012 -- Three generic drugmakers may now sell their own versions of the bone-loss drug Boniva, the FDA ruled today. Boniva, known by the generic name ibandronate, is a once-a-month pill prescribed to prevent or to treat bone loss from osteoporosis. The FDA officially approves Boniva only f

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    6. Drug-Delivery Microchip Could Replace Daily Injections

      Feb. 16, 2012 -- An experimental, implanted drug-delivery microchip that releases medication on command from an external wireless control could one day free patients from daily injections and improve treatment compliance. Results from the first human study of the programmable microchip were reported

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    7. Osteoporosis Medication Linked to Unusual Thigh Fractures

      Feb. 8, 2012 -- Some drugs used to strengthen bones may increase the risk of an unusual type of fracture if patients take them for many years, a new study shows. Overall, most people with osteoporosis, a loss of bone density over time, will suffer fewer broken bones if they take bisphosphonates, a c

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    8. Bone Density at Age 67 May Predict Later Bone Health

      Jan. 18, 2012 -- Women with normal or nearly normal bone density at age 67 may not need repeat testing for about 15 years, according to a new study of nearly 5,000 women. If bone density was normal or nearly so at the study start, "only 10% developed osteoporosis over 15 years,'' says study research

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    9. FDA Panel: Osteoporosis Drugs Need Better Labels

      Sept. 9, 2011 -- Labels on bisphosphonates, a type of medication used to treat and prevent osteoporosis, should further clarify how long patients can take them, an FDA advisory panel voted today. But the panel backed off giving any specific time limits. Bisphosphonates include Aclasta, Actonel, Alte

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    10. FDA: Osteoporosis Drug Reclast Raises Kidney Failure Risk

      Sept. 1, 2011 -- The FDA warns that the osteoporosis drug Reclast (zoledronic acid) raises the risk of kidney failure. The warning is targeted at patients who already suffer from kidney impairment. It's also aimed at those who are taking potentially kidney-damaging (nephrotoxic) medications or diure

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