According to a new European survey, women with post-menopausal osteoporosis are concerned about developing a stoop (commonly known as curvature of the spine or hyperkyphosis) and shrinking in height but accept that it is just part of getting old. The survey also found that almost three quarters (73%) of the women questioned would be very self-conscious if they developed a curved spine. Read more
The last guidelines for approval of drugs to be used in post-menopausal osteoporosis endorsed by the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicines (EMEA) were dated January 2001. Since that time, several new chemical entities with original mechanisms of action have been approved for the treatment of osteoporosis (teriparatide, strontium ranelate, ibandronate) as have new and alternative... Read more


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