more controversy about how long patients should take bisphosphonates (Fosamax, etc) for osteoporosis

You'll hear more controversy about how long patients should take bisphosphonates (Fosamax, etc) for osteoporosis.

Many patients get put on a bisphosphonate to prevent fractures and are left on them indefinitely. But long-term use may be associated with problems... jaw osteonecrosis and atypical femur fractures.

The good news is that bisphosphonates persist in the bone for years and may continue to prevent fractures even after they're stopped.

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