Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Osteoporosis Drugs Put Patients at Risk
225 million prescriptions have been filled for the bisphosphonate drugs since 1995 when Fosamax was introduced to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis. Now the FDA is wondering whether the drugs do more harm than good. Serious complications such as jaw necrosis, increased thigh bone fractures and cancer of the esophagus keep coming up. Lawyers have been aggressively advertising for clients who have been injured by these drugs. A safer approach would include minerals in proper balance, high dose vitamin D, exercise and perhaps strontium. An integrative physician would be the best guide. See the International College of Integrative Medicine (click here) or American College for Advancement in Medicine (click here) to find a knowledgeable doctor.