Long term use of osteoporosis drugs linked to INCREASED risk of fractures
Yet another study has appeared showing an increased risk of problems with bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis. Bisphosphonate drugs such as Fosamax and Boniva appear to show a slight reduction in fracture risk in osteoporotic patients in short term use. However prior studies have shown an increased risk of spontaneous femur fractures requiring surgery and also osteonecrosis of the jaw when used for five years. Now a new study from the West Coast has also shown that the risk of fractures actually goes up with use over 10 years compared to use for two years.