Task Force Links Biphosphonates To Rare Bone Breaks

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A class of drugs widely prescribed for reducing bone fractures in osteoporosis patients may also be connected to a type of rare thigh bone fracture, a top bone science organization said in a report released Tuesday.

A task force convened by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research said it had reviewed more than 300 cases of these atypical femur fractures and found that more than 90 percent of the patients suffering from the breaks had taken biphosphonates, most for more than five years....
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