The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Bisphosphonates - Duration of Use Revisited
June 25, 2012 (Issue: 1393)Long-term use of bisphosphonates for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis has been associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw, atypical fractures of the femur, and possibly esophageal cancer. So for how long should patients take them?
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