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Osteoporosis

Hospitals to Settle with Federal Government over Fraudulent Billing Scheme BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 9, 2013

Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states will be paying a total of $34 million to the federal government in order to settle allegations that they overcharged Medicare and other government healthcare programs for kyphoplasty back procedures. The settlements were the result... more

Medtronic Announces the Publication of the Yale Review of INFUSE BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 19, 2013

Medtronic announced the publication of two highly anticipated independent reviews overseen by Yale University regarding its INFUSE Bone Graft product, the company's proprietary formulation of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). The results of both analyses, published in the June... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-May-2013 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 23, 2013

MDT reports earnings ... OsteoGeneX receives SBIR grant ... FDA panel votes to reclassify pedicle screws for the thoracolumbosacral class II ... Depuy Synthes to discontinue ULTAMET Metal-on-Metal Articulation and COMPLETE Ceramic-on-Metal hip systems ... KFx receives new patents ... Benvenue Medical completes follow-up for KAST study ... Globus files suit against Depuy Synthes ... Blue Belt partners with DJO ... EOS announces Asia expansion ... Stryker and OrthoSensor extend co-marketing agreement for VERASENSE more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Aug-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 8, 2012

ATEC, TRNX announce earnings ... DePuy receives 510(k) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis products ... ulrich medical launches golden gate Lateral Plate System ... WMGI subpoenaed over Profemur more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Sept-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010

InVivo Therapeutics planning a reverse merger . . . MiMedx to raise $5.0 million . . . FDA clears ArthroCare's Parallax device to treat VCFs . . . Osseon Therapeutics announces 1,000-patient milestone . . . AAOS releases clinical guidelines for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty . . . ProChon reports BioCart Autologous Cartilage System outcomes . . . RepRegen releases in vivo StronBone data more

Bisphosphonates May Raise Risk of Esophageal Cancer BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

A new study in the British Medical Journal concluded that oral bisphosphonates, a class of osteoporosis drugs that includes Fosamax, Boniva and Zometa, may be associated with doubled risk of esophageal cancer. more

New Study Shows Efficacy of Vertebroplasty BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 10, 2010

A year after two New England Journal of Medicine studies shook up perspectives on vertebroplasty, new data has been released showing the efficacy of the procedure and emphasizing some of the shortcomings of the NEJM papers. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-May-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 27, 2010

Medtronic announces FQ4 . . . Exactech acquires Brighton Partners, supplier of Optetrak knee material . . . VentureMD closes funding round . . . KFx cleared to market AppianFx knee products . . . X-spine receives FDA clearance for Fixcet Spinal Facet Screw System . . . Applied Spine awarded patents . . . DFine, Vertos release clinical data . . . curasan collaborates with Matricel on bone graft substitute . . . SpineGuard appoints Alan Olsen Chairman of the Board more

A Nanoscale View into Bone Health BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 29, 2009

According to an article published this month in the journal Bone, researchers in Michigan have discovered that observing changes in collagen may give clues to bone health. Current methods of diagnosing conditions like osteoporosis rely primarily on the mineral density... more

Experts Raise Questions on Diagnosing and Treating Low Bone Mass BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

An article in the New York Times this week discussed osteopenia, a controversial diagnosis made when bone density is lower than average but does not meet the clinical criteria for osteoporosis. Osteopenia was defined by the WHO in 1994, and... more


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