Less Is More (Bone): Yearly osteoporosis drug reduces fractures

By Brian Vastag, 15:56 PM April 15, 2008

Older women with osteoporosis who received yearly infusions of a drug that prevents bone loss had far fewer fractures than did peers who didn't get the drug.

Over 3 years, the women who received zoledronic acid intravenously had about one-third as many spine fractures as did women who received a placebo. The drug-treated group also had significantly fewer fractures of the hip, wrist, and other bones.

"I think [the findings] will change clinical practice, particularly for the oldest people, who...

Source URL: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/less-more-bone-yearly-osteoporosis-drug-reduces-fractures?mode=magazine&context=606