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Osteoporosis

05 May 2011

Rare fractures from bone drugs

Bone-building drugs called bisphosphonates have been linked to rare fractures of the thigh bone, but Swedish researchers report that the risk is very small.

Bone-building drugs called bisphosphonates have been linked to rare fractures of the thigh bone, but Swedish researchers report that the risk is so small that most patients needn't worry.

"These findings must be seen in the context of the debate that has been going on for the past year," he added. "Our data argues very strongly for a causal relationship."

 

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