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October 17, 2004

Strontium for Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis in Men

"Strontium ranelate, a new oral medication on the horizon, may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas."

"Startling new figures show that osteoporosis, once thought of as a woman's disease, is now showing up in many more men."

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October 02, 2004

Vioxx Recall Affects Arthritis Sufferers, Debate Over Osteoporosis Drugs

"A day after the popular arthritis drug Vioxx was yanked from the market because of safety concerns, doctors, patients and insurance companies were busy trying to figure out the next step."

"As women search beyond hormone treatments for ways to prevent osteoporosis, a debate is raging over which of two leading drugs that slow bone loss, Fosamax and Actonel, is better."

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