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An injectable drug for osteoporosis gives some patients hope, despite warnings and worries. (Juana Arias - The Washington Post)
Web Resources
Web Links National Osteoporosis Foundation
 Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education
 National Institutes of Health: Osteoporosis Resource Center
 U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Osteoporosis Information
 National Women's Health Network
From Britannica
Britannica What's Up With Your Bones
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Giving Forteo a Shot 
Marketed under the trade name Forteo, the drug contains a synthetic form of human parathyroid hormone, the primary regulator of calcium and phosphate in bones and is indicated for people already diagnosed with osteoporosis who are at an elevated risk of fracture.

In the News
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QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, Nov. 19, 2002)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, Oct. 8, 2002)

Replacing Hormone Therapy: With Recent Studies Taking Some of the Glow Off HRT, What Other Choices Do Women Have for Symptoms of Menopause? (Post, June 4, 2002)

Chemotheraphy May Affect Bone Density (Post, July 24, 2001)

Cow Disease Confirmed In Japan (Post, Sept. 23, 2001)

Fat Kids, Bad to the Bones: Early Obesity May Increase the Risk of Osteoporosis Later (Post, July 3, 2001)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, Jan. 22, 2002)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, Nov. 27, 2001)

OSTEOPOROSIS (Post, July 3, 2001)

Tums? Try Aisle 2 -- and Aisle 4: In a Supplement-Hungry World, It's Not Just an Antacid Anymore (Post, Feb. 13, 2001)

Scaling the Paleo Pyramid (Post, Feb. 13, 2001)

The Workout of a Lifetime: To Fight Osteoporosis, Just Lift Weights -- Forever (Post, Feb. 13, 2001)

Rx: Pound the Pavement (Post, Jan. 23, 2001)

HEALTH AND SELF-HELP (Post, Oct. 26, 2000)

Supplements, Not Sustenance: Herbals and Vitamins Can Enhancebut Should Never Replacea Senior's Balanced Diet (Post, Oct. 17, 2000)

INTERACTIONS (Post, Oct. 10, 2000)

Interactions (Post, Oct. 3, 2000)



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