More on the Bisphosphonate Deception: (see below 5 March 2008; 19 March 2008)
Now Singapore General Hospital (Goh et al) reports 17 cases – almost 1 case a month – of Fosamax-related femoral-shaft fracture in women aged around 66yrs – on it for a mean of <5 years; and Cornell University New York (Lane et al) reports 25 cases similar cases mostly in women at a mean of 75yrs, on Fosamax for a mean of 6 +- 2 yrs – but as little as <2 years. http://www.napainforum.org/articles.cfm?articleID=2892 and http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/358/12/1304.pdf.
Bisphosphonates may reduce vertebral and hip fractures by about 40% and increase bone density, but at a cost of severe toxoderma; oesophagogastric obstruction; ; and increased risk of longbone fracture and jaw destruction; and the FDA itself issued warning this year about severe pain on bisphosphonates – http://www.newsinferno.com/archives/2326.
Bisphosphonates give no benefit for any other acute or chronic degenerative diseases of aging.
There is no indication for use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis prevention and treatment when a simple lowcost combination of natural micronutrient supplemements (vitamins, minerals, and biologicals including balanced parenteral human HRT -all natural drugs) safely halves all the major chronic degenerative diseases of aging, and premature deaths.