The pharmacological management of osteoporosis.

Amy E. Riek, Dwight A. Towler

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Pharmacotherapy is effective in decreasing the incidence of osteoporotic fracture, morbidity, and mortality. This benefit is pronounced in patients at highest risk for fracture: those with prior osteoporotic fracture, very low bone mineral density, or receiving chronic corticosteroid treatment. We review the best pharmacotherapeutic options currently available for treating osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011


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