Latest by Pam Flores

European Union Considers Suspension of Protelos ®/Osseor ® Osteoporosis Medications

The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended that strontium ranelate (Protelos/Osseor, Servier) no longer be used to treat osteoporosis [1]. Last week PRAC issued a press release for the suspensio...

My Top Five Pain Relievers for Spinal Compression Fractures

Normally we don’t experience pain from osteoporosis until we sustain a fracture. Due to this lack of pain, some fractures may go unnoticed. This is not the case with all compression fractures and some can cause significant pain. If this happens to yo...

Osteoporosis Drug Removed from the Market

Health Canada released information on Calcitonin (Salmon) Nasal Spray’s market withdrawal several weeks ago. In addition to Canada’s move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) also removed this drug as well due to increases in cancer risk. Calcitonin i...

Lack of Sleep may Cause Osteoporosis

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in a team led by Carol Everson, Ph.D., professor of neurology, cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, have discovered abnormalities in bone and bone marrow in rats undergoing chronic lack of sleep&quot...

Safe Gardening with Osteoporosis

_Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lostHer snow-white robes; and now no more the frostCandies the grass, or casts an icy creamUpon the silver lake or crystal stream:But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,And makes it tender; gives a sacre...

Sexual Intimacy and Osteoporosis

When we are diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis we go through a myriad of concerns, one of which is how to remain safe during sexual intimacy. When I was diagnosed, I wondered if my sex life was over, would I fracture a bone from twisting or be...

Osteoporosis in the Young: Interview with Alice

We will be interviewing Alice V. Roberts, a courageous lady who has had osteoporosis since she was very young. Alice will take us through her journey with osteoporosis and its many difficulties. Alices’ Bio: I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis i...

The Financial Challenges of Osteoporosis Treatments

Do you have insurance; are you underinsured or do you have great employer insurance benefits? On OsteoporosisConnection.com we get questions from members who don’t have insurance are underinsured or they have a plan that doesn’t cover what their doct...

4 Simple and Effective Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls

Falls are responsible for 95% of hip fractures each year in the United States. If we could incorporate these easy-to-do exercises we could lower the number of hip fractures each year and reduce the medical cost attributable to these types of injuries...

Member Interview on Reclast and FDA Testimony

We’d like to welcome one of our members, Jerri Iehl, who has osteoporosis and was treated with Reclast. As a result of her medical issues during treatment, Jerri was selected to testify before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on bisphosphonates ...