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What is Duavee and how is it used to treat spinal compression fractures?

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Duavee (a combination of estrogen and bazedoxifene) is a type of hormone replacement therapy approved to treat menopause-related hot flashes. Duavee may also prevent osteoporosis in high-risk women who have already tried non-estrogen treatment.

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Michael Schaufele, MD, physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. 

Rex Marco, MD, chief of spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

WebMD Medical News: "Outsmarting Osteoporosis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES: 

Michael Schaufele, MD, physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. 

Rex Marco, MD, chief of spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

WebMD Medical News: "Outsmarting Osteoporosis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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