Pharmaceutical Industry Websites

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New Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines

January 21, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr Ginther

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines for screening for Osteoporosis by using DXA to test for Bone Mineral Density.  These are more restrictive than current National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines and may predict cutbacks in covered services coming under “Obamacare” which is scheduled to cut Medicare spending by 30 per cent over the next 10 years.

Medications for Osteoporosis – Part 2

January 19, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr Ginther

Antiresorptives are the most common and best known Osteoporosis medications.  Antiresorptives slow down the Osteoclasts.  They target the Osteoclasts and prevent them from eating away (resorbing) the bone.  They come in several varieties.

Medications for Osteoporosis Part 1

January 17, 2011 @ 8:00 am
posted by Dr Ginther

If Calcium and Vitamin D and Multiple Vitamins are not enough to treat your Osteoporosis, you will need to take a specific Osteoporosis Medication.  It is very important to take the Right Medication for Your Osteoporosis.  No medication is the best all the time, even for one person.

Bone Mineral Density

January 12, 2011 @ 8:00 am
posted by Dr Ginther

Bone Mineral Density is the amount of calcium and similar minerals in each square cm of bone.  This is a 2 dimensional picture.  The bone is actually 3 dimensional.  This means that we must estimate the size and thickness of the back half of the spine and hope it is not arthritic.