Osteoporosis drugs remain effective ‘regardless of age’

The finding 'goes against a common misconception' that anti-osteoporotic medications are less effective in older patients, researchers say.

Anti-osteoporotic medicines are equally effective in older adults as patients under 70, with UK and US researchers reporting similar fracture risk reductions in both age groups.

The results of their analysis “strongly support” the use of osteoporosis treatments including bisphosphonates in over-70s, the team said.