FDA panel sees risk in long-used osteoporosis drug

Posted on March 6th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty

A panel of federal health experts says a long-established bone strengthening drug should no longer be used by women because there is little evidence it works and it may actually increase the risk of cancer…"We have a whole lot of patients who can't take the other drugs, and I think our patients would be in worse shape without this," said Bart Clark, professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn.

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MPR (AP) by Matthew Perrone

Tags: bone strength, Dr. Bart Clark, federal health, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MPR, osteoperosis, risk increase, Women's Health

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