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Possible links between esophageal cancer and osteoporosis drugs

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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The FDA is investigating whether certain drugs used to treat osteoporosis are associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer. At this time, the FDA has not found conclusive evidence linking the medications, called oral bisphosphonates, with esophageal cancer. However, the agency is continuing to evaluate all data available and will alert the public if […]

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Osteoporosis drugs can boost cancer risk

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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People who take bisphosphonates, or bone-strengthening drugs for osteoporosis, may have a slightly higher risk of developing esophageal cancer, especially if they take them for several years, a study out this week in the British Journal of Medicine finds. Researchers tracked almostĀ 3,000 people with cancer of the esophagus or throat for eight years and compared […]

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