Condition Center: Boniva

Don't Fear the Fracture

Past studies have raised concerns that a type of osteoporosis drug may boost the risk of unusual bone fractures. Now research suggests this risk m...

The Bone Rx - Cancer Link

A class of drugs known as bisphosphonates has received some bad press lately. These drugs, used to strengthen bones and treat bone metastasis, are...

Breaking News on Bone Drugs

They're designed to strengthen bones. This class of drugs known as bisphosphorates is also prescribed to cancer patients to treat excessive ca...

No Bone Drug Better Than Another

Multiple myeloma  is a cancer of the blood cells. It grows in the bone marrow, and can cause long bones like the thigh bone (femur) and bones...

Generic Versions of Boniva Approved

Post-menopausal women with osteoporosis now have three generic alternatives to the prescription drug Boniva , a once-monthly tablet designed to tr...

Plum Out of Bone Density

The old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is certainly sage advice. But apples are having to take a back seat to dried plums in the oste...

Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again

It is always nice to report when a drug benefiting one health issue accidentally benefits another! Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel (bisphosphonat...

Bone Drug Isn't All Bad

According to Australian researchers, taking bisphosphonates (drugs used to improve bone health) may increase the life span of elderly women.