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Issue:- 24 October 2013


SYNEXUS, the world's largest multinational company dedicated to the successful recruitment and running of clinical studies, is currently recruiting female patients in MERSEYSIDE who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis to take part in a clinical study assessing a new treatment.

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture). These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hip. Approximately 3 million people in the UK are thought to have osteoporosis, and there are over 230,000 fractures every year as a result.

Whilst current treatments for osteoporosis are effective in reducing the risk of new fractures, Synexus is assessing a new treatment to see if it can provide additional benefits to ladies already being treated for the condition.

The study that Synexus is running may be suitable for ladies who:-

► Are aged between 60 to 90

► Have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis

► Have been treated with Alendronate / Fosamax or Fosavance for 3 or more years

Those who would like to find out more or are interested in participating in this study should contact their nearest Synexus Clinical Research Centre and quote the relevant reference code:-

► Merseyside:- 0151 550 9951

► Ref no:- 16569

There is no obligation for people to participate and if they do decide to take part, their GP will be kept fully informed of their involvement. Patients will be reimbursed for their time and all reasonable out of pocket expenses if they are accepted onto the study.

Synexus has many years experience in conducting a wide range of clinical studies. Each year, thousands of patients take part in clinical studies at Synexus' Dedicated Clinical Research Centres. There are many different studies running at each of the Centres throughout the year including potential treatments for conditions such as osteoporosis, raised cholesterol, eczema, asthma, diabetes and osteoarthritis of the knee.

Participating in a Synexus clinical study means patients receive increased medical attention and may benefit from medications that aren't yet available to other sufferers of their condition, while making a positive contribution to the health of future generations.

For more information about Synexus and the other studies that it is currently conducting visit:-

ASDA unveils Halloween Spooks people

ASDA Southport has appointed an official 'spooks-person' to cope with the demand for Halloween advice from customers.

Each store in the region will have its own spooks person, who will be clearly visible in spooky attire and on hand to help customers find what they're after for their ghoulish gatherings.

Asda's Events Manager, Chris Waters, said:- "Halloween is extremely popular with our customers but choosing the right treats, costumes and party foods can be a real challenge.   Our spooks-people will be on hand to show customers 'witch' way to turn for all their spooky shopping and how they can save with any Halloween deals and help them find all they need to feed their own little vampires."

The spooks people will replace Asda's go-getters for the Halloween period and will be on hand to help customers forget any Halloween items they've forgotten when they reach the till, ensure queues are kept to a minimum during the busy period and to offer advice on everything from stocking up for trick or treat or what you need for Halloween games.

To celebrate store cafes are also offering children the chance to create their own monsters in a drawing design competition, with the winning monster being introduced as a new character for Halloween 2014.   To enter simply visit your local store and visit the café or speak to the Community Life Champion.

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