Orthopedic News

February 24, 2006

New Osteoporosis Drug Shows Promise

A new drug for osteoporosis increases bone mineral density and decreases the rate of bone destruction in postmenopausal women.

The study centered on injections of denosumab, which made its administering different from almost every other treatment for osteoporosis. "They show that the drug is very potent," said Dr. Michael Whyte, author of an accompanying editorial and a professor of medicine, pediatrics and genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. "When they administer the denosumab subcutaneously, the bone breakdown parameters plummet very rapidly." (excite.com)

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