drug reps are suggesting that Actonel (risedronate) causes fewer GI side effects than Fosamax (alendronate)

Some drug reps are suggesting that Actonel (risedronate) causes fewer GI side effects than Fosamax (alendronate).

It's true that some comparisons show a potential advantage to Actonel. But there are also studies showing no difference.

Most of the research is company-sponsored. It's no surprise that results tend to favor the sponsoring company's drug.

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