WEEKLY HEALTH BULLETIN July 25, 2009

DRUGS FOR YOUR BONES. Follow the rules or pay the price Drugs like Fosamax and Atonal are multi-billion dollar drugs used to treat osteoporosis. These are two commonly prescribed members of a class of drugs known as oral bisphosphonates. Bone is constantly being built and broken down. Bisphosphonates harden bone by slowing down the normal breakdown process. Bisphosphonates therefore build […]

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WEEKLY HEALTH BULLETIN July 3, 2009

MORE DRUGS IN THE NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TAMOXIFEN AND SSRI ANTI-DEPRESSANTS DON’T MIX Tamoxifen is a drug that has been used for nearly thirty years to treat what is referred to as receptor positive breast cancer.  Receptor positive cancer simply means that the cancer cells have receptors to which estrogen can bind.  75% of all breast cancers are […]

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