Osteoporosis drugs may make bones weaker
Drugs used to treat weak bones in elderly patients suffering from osteoporosis may actually make them weaker, research suggests.
Scientists at Imperial College London examined the bone structure of hip-fracture patients who had been treated with bisphosphonates. They found evidence the drugs were linked to microscopic cracks, making bones more fragile and prone to break.
Osteoporosis affects three million people in the UK. Read the article BBC News