Women May Be Able To 'Take Break' From Osteoporosis Drug Without Losing Benefit

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 02:00 PM EST

... Most postmenopausal women who took the osteoporosis drug alendronate for 5 years and then stopped did not have an increased risk for nonvertebral fractures in the next 5 years, suggesting the medication has a lasting effect, according to a study in the December 27 issue of JAMA.Osteoporosis is common among postmenopausal women. [click link for full article] ...