Medical News Summary: Bone boosting drugs may be more beneficial for osteoporosis sufferers if given before the disease has set in.
About: Bone boosting drugs may be more beneficial for osteoporosis sufferers if given before the disease has set in.
Date: 25 May 2004
Source: The Baltimore Sun
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by The Baltimore Sun): A study on postmenopausal women indicates that bone-boosting drugs may be more beneficial if given as soon as bone thinning starts to occur rather than waiting for osteoporosis to set in. This will help prevent broken bones in the early stages of osteoporosis onset. However, the cost of the medication means that some insurers won’t cover it and doctors are reluctant to prescribe it too early.
Related Disease Topics: Osteoporosis, Low bone density
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