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    FDA APPROVES RECLAST® THE FIRST AND ONLY SINGLE-DOSE TREATMENT REGIMEN FOR PAGET’S DISEASE

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Reclast® (zoledronic acid) injection for the treatment of Paget’s disease of the bone, the second most prevalent bone disease after osteoporosis. Reclast is the first and only single-dose treatment regimen for Paget’s disease and the first new treatment for the disease in nearly a decade.

    Until today, standard therapies for Paget’s disease – bisphosphonates taken in pill form – had to be taken daily for up to six months. Reclast is given as a single 15-minute intravenous infusion by a healthcare professional.

    Studies show that Reclast is more effective, offers a longer period of remission and starts working faster than the current standard treatment, Actonel® (risedronate sodium). Reclast works by attaching to bone, stopping excessive bone breakdown and rebalancing the body’s natural bone remodeling process. The FDA is currently reviewing Reclast as a potential once-yearly treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis.

    For additional information on Reclast, visit www.reclast.com.

    For more information about Paget’s disease, please contact The Paget Foundation at www.paget.org or call 800-23-PAGET (800-237-2438).