FDA advisers uneasy about long-term bisphosphonate use

Traynor, Kate
November 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 21, p2006
Academic Journal
The article reports that FDA's panel of experts advised against the long-term use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, and suggested that biophosphonate therapy be reevaluated on a periodic basis. It mentions the National Osteoporosis Foundation recommendation on biophosphonate use, and includes comments from FDA Clinical Team Leader Theresa Kehoe, who stated that bisphosphonates are effective in fracture-prevention when used for five years, but show no benefits beyond that duration.


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