Osteoporosis Drugs, Like Fosamax May Increase Risk of Broken Bones in Some Women

Sandy Potter, 59, of Queens, N.Y., was jumping rope with neighborhood children when she felt her thigh bone snap. "I went up in the air and I came straight down to the ground," Potter said. "The pain was excruciating." Potter, who was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 48, had been taking the popular osteoporosis drug Fosamax for eight years before breaking her femur. Fosamax, one in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates, is supposed to make bones stronger, and for many women, it is safe...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.