When it came to her treatment for the bone-weakening condition osteoporosis, 69-year-old Diana Mahon of Pittsburgh took her pills diligently.
But it wasn't always easy. Mahon was taking drugs called bisphosphonates -- pills such as Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva, which are currently the preferred treatment options for osteoporosis.
The drugs worked, but they came with a laundry list of considerations.
The pills, taken either weekly or monthly, need to be ingested on an empty stomach while...Full Story