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Denosumab & myocardial infarction

Nam-Kyong Choi, Daniel H Solomon, Theodore N Tsacogianis, Joan E Landon, Hong Ji Song, Seoyoung C Kim
Limited head-to-head comparative safety and effectiveness data exist between denosumab and zoledronic acid in real-world healthcare. We aimed to examine the safety and effectiveness of denosumab compared to zoledronic acid with regard to risk of serious infection and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoporotic fracture. We conducted a cohort study using claims data (2009-2013) from a US commercial insurance. We included patients aged ≥50 years who newly initiated denosumab or zoledronic acid. The primary outcomes were 1) hospitalization for serious infection, 2) composite CVD endpoint including myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization, and heart failure and 3) non-vertebral osteoporotic fracture including hip, wrist, forearm and pelvic fracture...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Peter Vestergaard
The aim of this article is to describe potential alternatives to patients no longer eligible for management with strontium ranelate for osteoporosis according to the recommendations by the European Medicines Agency. A systematic search of Pubmed was done for papers on fracture efficacy of various treatments for osteoporosis, and potential harms especially in terms of cardiovascular events and stroke. The results showed that drugs more efficacious in terms of relative risk reduction of fractures than strontium ranelate were alendronate, risedronate, zoledronate, and denosumab...
December 2014: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
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