Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Oh, Canada

In what may be, in all seriousness, the worst possible photo to accompany a news story, I bring you this little gem I dug up over at EON (, which is put together by our fine neighbors up in Canada, America's Hat.

The headline:

Prostate Cancer Drug and Prevent Bone Loss

So far, so good. Next? Well, next is the entire article. This is it:

"Drug manufacture Amgen is reporting that their drug denosumab can prevent bone loss in men with prostate cancer.
In a clinical trial involving 1,400 prostate cancer patients, the drug was able to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, WebMD reports.
Men receiving denosumab also experienced less than half the incidence of new vertebral fractures than those receiving the placebo, Amgen said.
The study involved patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer, the company said.

“We believe that denosumab has further demonstrated activity in cancer patients. However, we await this agent’s pivotal FREEDOM study (in women with post-menopausal osteoporosis) later this year to answer questions regarding the agent’s utility in that important setting,” Robert W. Baird & Co analyst Christopher Raymond said in a research note.
“We’re excited by the evidence of clinical activity — which is reduction of vertebral fractures,” said Roger Dansey, director of Amgen’s denosumab oncology program."

Yes, I realize that was boring, but it does sound like good news (so be glad it was short). And here, I swear to you and I kid you not, here is the photo that accompanied that useful little news item above:

Oh, Canada!

It doesn't help matters to know that EON's tagline/motto/whatever is "Keeping Ontario Connected." Well, I'd say so, but my GOD, people!! I don't want to be connected like THAT to Canada or anything else, thanks! I thought the article said something about "bone loss"? Well, you're certainly not going to find any "bone" in THERE!

WHO in the hell thought that was a good idea?! WHO??

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