"The treatment is said to be the first to slow the progress of
osteoarthritis (OA), the wear-and-tear disease that destroys joints.
Strontium ranelate, marketed as Protelos, is a powder that is mixed with
water to make a lemon-flavoured drink.
It is already used to prevent fractures in post-menopausal women with the
brittle bone disease osteoporosis.

The new findings, presented at the European Congress on Osteoporosis and
Osteoarthritis (ECCEO) in Bordeaux, "