Osteoporosis

FDA Meeting – Osteoporosis Drug Development

By NWHN Staff | Nov 4, 2015 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Osteoporosis Drug Development

Food and Drug Administration Meeting of the Division of Bone, Reproductive, and Urologic Products in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Osteoporosis: Better Screening, Treatment Policy Issues

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Better Screening, Treatment Policy Issues

The way we screen and treat osteoporosis is still deeply flawed. The NWHN thinks women deserve better, and we’re fighting to make that vision a reality.

Standing Tall Against Falls & Fractures

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Standing Tall Against Falls & Fractures

There’s no denying that we live in a hyper-medicated society. Each week, it seems like the pharmaceutical industry develops a new drug or device — many of which are designed to treat newly invented conditions!

Shots for Osteoporosis–Convenient, Expensive, & Possibly Dangerous

By Cindy Pearson | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Shots for Osteoporosis–Convenient, Expensive, & Possibly Dangerous

Some day soon, you may be offered a shot for osteoporosis. If you’re a woman who is already being treated for osteoporosis, or who has been being encouraged to take medication to prevent bone loss, the prospect of a shot may seem very appealing.

Osteoporosis: Screening and Diagnosis

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Screening and Diagnosis

Pharmaceutical companies trying to sell drugs have pushed for the adoption of flawed screening techniques that medicalized age-related bone loss. The result? Many healthy women were prescribed osteoporosis drugs despite their serious side effects and risks.

Health Facts: Depo Provera and Bone Mineral Density

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Depo Provera and Bone Mineral Density

For decades, women’s health advocates have been concerned about the safety of Depo-Provera, the progesterone-based contraceptive shot (the shot).

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones… No Really, Be Careful!

By NWHN Staff | May 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones… No Really, Be Careful!

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that makes one’s bones weak and more susceptible to break. It’s known as a silent disease. Most individuals develop osteoporosis, but the majority of individuals don’t know they have it, until they break a bone.

Rx for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

Recommendations about bone density (BD) testing have shifted over the last few years — we are proud to say, more toward what the NWHN has recommended for over a decade! This article reviews the BD testing recommendations from the Choosing Wisely® campaign.