Navigation Links
NICE guidelines ration affordable osteoporosis drugs
Date:12/11/2009

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (December 11, 2009) Low cost osteoporosis drugs are strictly rationed for the under 75s, and UK physicians hampered by restrictive guidelines, according to findings which appear today in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, published by SAGE. A leading Cambridge University bone health expert has outlined flaws in NICE osteoporosis treatment guidance, which limits options for many postmenopausal women in the under-75 age bracket.

According to Cambridge University Professor of Bone Medicine, Juliet Compston, the current UK guidelines are unnecessarily complex. Physicians following the guidelines treat postmenopausal women aged over 75 with low trauma fractures (known as fragility fractures) with alendronate. This drug prevents further bone weakening by preventing the loss of bone that occurs with ageing.

However, physicians treating postmenopausal women under 75 with similar fractures have to demonstrate that the patient has bones scoring -2.5 or less on the 'T-score,' a measure of bone mass, to prescribe alendronate. There are alternatives for those who cannot take alendronate (etidronate, risedronate, or strontium ranelate or, for secondary prevention only, raloxifene) but a prescription for one of these often requires even more stringent criteria.

Alendronate, the first line of treatment, is available as a 'generic' drug and costs less than 20 per year to prescribe. With the second raft of treatments costing 350 per year or less, physicians are faced with a difficult ethical dilemma in patients who are intolerant to alendronate as they know that these treatments are effective, yet they often cannot prescribe them until the patient has lost more bone. This is particularly unfortunate since intolerance to alendronate is common in frail elderly women, who are at very high risk of suffering further fractures.

There are no current NI
'/>"/>

Contact: Mithu Lucraft
mithu.lucraft@sagepub.co.uk
44-207-324-2223
SAGE Publications UK
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Jefferson neurosurgeon helps draft new treatment guidelines for brain metastases
2. NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Updated to Incorporate Maintenance Therapy
3. ASGE issues guidelines on management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopic procedures
4. Guardian to Continue Following Its Current Coverage Guidelines for Mammography Screenings
5. Statement by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Patient Advocate Foundation/National Patient Advocate Foundation on Changes to the USPSTF Mammography Guidelines
6. New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer
7. Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines
8. Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education Statement on USPSTF Guidelines for Mammography
9. New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination
10. Lives Will Be Lost With Proposed Changes to Mammography Guidelines
11. Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... in almost all types of cancer sends the protein ... fuel a tumour,s uncontrolled growth, new research suggests. , ... a molecular trigger responsible for ratcheting up activity of ... makes the building blocks cancer cells need to keep ... called SREBP, controls the flow of messages to the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... found that fecal transplantation is effective and safe for ... is the result of a study led by Colleen ... Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women,s Medicine Collaborative. The study ... of print in the American Journal of Gastroenterology ... diff , has increased to epidemic proportions over the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... There has been a sharp increase in the number ... MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows patients to ... providers, schedule appointments, and renew prescriptions. , Over a ... MyChart each year increased five-fold, while the number ... according to a study by Dr. David Gerber ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the ... clinical trial of CRS3123, an investigational oral antibiotic ... C. difficile ) infection. CRS3123 (previously known as ... difficile growth while sparing normal intestinal bacteria. , ... 30 healthy men and women ages 18 to ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... , , , , , , ... , , , , , ... a binaural recording using KEMAR, the weapon was an SA80 assault rifle and the microphone is 50m downrange from the firer and approximately 30cm from the ... , , , , ... , , , , , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive 2Health News:Women's Medicine Collaborative examines safety of fecal transplant to treat C. difficile 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3Health News:NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection 2Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 2Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 3Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 4Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 5Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 6Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 7
... 2008 -- In the December issue of ... Nickel and associates report on the evidence of ... tract symptoms (LUTS) in men enrolled in the ... of prostate Cancer Events) trial is a 4-year, ...
... Northridge Hospital Medical,Center (Northridge) credits TeleHealth Services, ... the organization,s recent awards and top,accreditation, all ... comfort as its medical experts provide superior ... acute care facility located in Northridge, CA,Northridge ...
... Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated,With Menopause, ... Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the ... indication and a new less,frequent twice-weekly dosing regimen ... intercourse) announced Wyeth,Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: ...
... traditional chemotherapy agents with targeted therapies called monoclonal ... in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer ... Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, sponsored by ... The combination of bevacizumab and chemotherapy has been ...
... A new research study underway at Cardiff University ... treatment failure among patients with end-stage kidney disease. ... Inflammation Interdisciplinary Research Group at the School of ... the ,Renal Discoveries - The Baxter Extramural Grant, ...
... one of those shoppers who,wake up at 4am on Black ... "It is important not to disturb your circadian rhythm ... SSA. "The body,operates better on a good night,s sleep which ... of dawn the day after Thanksgiving.", SSA retailers nationwide ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Relationship between prostate information and lower urinary-tract symptoms evident 2Health News:TeleHealth Services' TIGR(R) Interactive Patient Education System Facilitates Award-Winning Results at Northridge Hospital Medical Center 2Health News:TeleHealth Services' TIGR(R) Interactive Patient Education System Facilitates Award-Winning Results at Northridge Hospital Medical Center 3Health News:FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia - Painful Sexual Intercourse 2Health News:FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia - Painful Sexual Intercourse 3Health News:FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia - Painful Sexual Intercourse 4Health News:Chemotherapy plus targeted therapies shows improved survival in advance-stage lung cancer patients 2Health News:Cardiff scientists study acute infection in end-stage kidney disease patients 2Health News:Don't Disturb Your Circadian Rhythm This Black Friday 'Sleep In, Nap Later,' says Specialty Sleep Association 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort to curb the ... ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV germicidal ... for the first time. In order to prevent ... deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach Fire Rescue ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global ... the United States and European transcatheter ... moderately through 2022, with embolization particles representing one ... in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and radioembolization spheres in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, ... new market research report is available ... Global Markets and Technologies for ... on Routes of Administration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16
... March 23, 2011 Available at ... this patent portfolio discloses methods and techniques related to ...   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/CG20517LOGO ) Background ... has inherent problems. Orally administered drugs (e.g., tablets or ...
... March 23, 2011 In a letter ... Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that a bill shifting ... Mississippi Insurance Commissioner to the Board of Pharmacy "may ... states that the Mississippi legislature should "seriously consider whether ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Auction of Patch Based Drug Delivery and Monitoring Techniques from Entrega Laboratories, LLC 2ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Auction of Patch Based Drug Delivery and Monitoring Techniques from Entrega Laboratories, LLC 3Federal Trade Commission: Mississippi SB 2445 'Likely Will Increase Drug Costs, Reduce Competition' 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: