Teriparatide may lower fracture risk in women with osteoporosis

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teriparatide, osteoporosis, fracture, new osteoporosis drug, arthritis digestPostmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis could have a lower risk of new fractures when treated with a drug called teriparatide compared with risedronate, according to new findings.

Experts looked at data from 1,360 women (average age, 72 years) with osteoporosis. Half were given a daily injection of teriparatide plus an oral weekly sham drug. The other half were given oral risedronate once a week plus daily injections of a sham drug for up to two years.

The results revealed that women in the teriparatide group had a lower risk of new vertebral fractures compared with the risedronate group.

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