Another Nail in the Coffin for Bisphosphonate Drugs
Dr. David Brownstein
by Dr. David Brownstein: We
Fought the Law and We Won!
A new study
in the Archives of Medicine (published online May 21, 2012) destroys
the fictional theory of treating osteoporosis with bisphosphonate
drugs. I have been writing and warning about the dangers of bisphosphonate
drugs for years. In my book, Drugs
that Dont Work and Natural Therapies That Do, I predicted,
the long-term use of these medications will
to the formation of poor quality bone. Unfortunately, my prediction
has come true.
drugs (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, and Zometa) were found to significantly
increase the risk of atypical bone fractures the longer the drugs
were taken. Shockingly, not only was the risk tremendously increased,
it was found to be increased in a linear fashion.
In fact, the
study found those taking bisphosphonate drugs less than two years
were 35 times more likely to have an atypical bone fracture.
For patients who took the medications for two to five years, there
was a 47-fold increase in atypical fractures. Women who took
the drugs for five to nine years had a 117-fold increase
and those that took the prescriptions over nine years were 176
times more likely to suffer an atypical fracture.
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Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and is one
of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical
Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield,
MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and
others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional
therapies in his practice.
© 2012 Dr. David Brownstein