Friday, June 02, 2006


Beware Bone-Building Drugs...they maybe KILLING Bone Cells

The most popular news story being passed around from the New York Times today tells of doctor's puzzling reaction to news that popular bone-building drugs taken by people with cancer and osteporisis -- drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, Aredia, Zometa and Actonel -- are causing some patience to experience a condition in which bone cells in the jaw die.

This comes on the heels of a February studying finding that calcium supplements have no proven benefit for rebuilding bone, either.

Until drug companies start funding TRUE research, and letting patients and doctors know ALL of the risks and benefits of the toxic chemicals they tell people to put in their bodies, these kinds of findings will no doubt continue...and what OTHER parts of the body are likely to be affected by this same condition, known as osteonecrosis ("bone death"). And until they're willing to honest about their research (the good, the bad, the ugly), they should quit hawking their drugs on TV and making every woman feel as if she's a traitor if she doesn't plow some kind of bone substance into her body.

TiIme will tell....and let's hope it's not on YOUR time.

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