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Clinical Challenges: Use of Bisphosphonates


​CHICAGO -- The risk of bone fractures in the hip, spine, and limbs can be markedly reduced by various treatments with bone-strengthening agents such as bisphosphonates, but doctors suggest that these medications are being used less than needed across a vast population that includes both men and women.

"Bisphosphonates, in general, are being underutilized by the people who need them," said Robert Courgi, MD, of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health's Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY.

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