Osteoporosis drugs don’t reduce overall mortality

Only prescribe medications to reduce fracture risk, say researchers
Reuters Health
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Doctors need only prescribe osteoporosis treatments to prevent fractures, as the medications do not reduce overall mortality in older patients with osteoporosis, according to an updated review.

There was no significant association between receiving a drug treatment for osteoporosis and overall mortality rate (risk ratio, 0.98), the US researchers report.