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Doctors suggest that women hit pause button on osteoporosis drugs
Los Angeles Times

With the launch of the first prescription osteoporosis medication 15 years ago, millions of Americans with the bone-thinning disease began taking the drugs and never looked back.

But now many bone-health doctors are looking back and becoming increasingly uneasy.

In the last few years, evidence has emerged that long-term use of osteoporosis drugs — particularly the oldest class of drugs, the bisphosphonates — may do more harm than good.

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