More bad news about osteoporosis drugs

A new study has been published indicating that drugs like Fosamax may impair the body’s ability to build new bone later in life. That is not a good thing.

Here’s the study.

recent reports suggest that some patients using bisphosphonates may be unable to repair or replace older or damaged bone. Furthermore, it has been reported that the prior use of certain bisphosphonates may blunt the effects of PTH, which could render the only currently available bone growth drug ineffective. Since bisphosphonates typically deposit in the bones for years, the use of a bisphosphonate could compromise the ability to grow new bone later in life when it is most needed.”

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