Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for Prolia® (denosumab) as a treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. Prolia, the first FDA-approved RANK Ligand inhibitor, is a subcutaneous injection administered by a health care professional every six months.
"While osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures are more commonly associated with postmenopausal women, osteoporosis in men is a significant issue that is increasing in prevalence as life expectancies rise," said Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "Fractures can be a life-changing event, so we are pleased that we can offer a new treatment option for the growing number of men with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture."
The new indication for Prolia is based on results from the ADAMO trial3 (A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to compare the efficacy and safety of DenosumAb 60 mg every six months.[Image from from flickr user travis s.] (c) 2012 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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