should you take bisphosphonates if you haveosteoporosis? maybe yesâ€¦maybe noâ€¦ fda: more research needed to evaluate risk,benefits of bisphosphonates. robert preidt writing in healthday reportedthe fda has disclosed that more studies are required to determine the â€œlong-term risksand benefits of taking bisphosphonates, a class of drugs widely used for osteoporosis.â€dr. marcea whitaker, â€œthe reviewâ€™s co-author and a medical officer at the fdaâ€™s centerfor drug evaluation and research,â€ said in a statement, â€œthese drugs clearly work.we just donâ€™t know yet the optimum period of time individual patients should be on thedrug to both maximize its effectiveness and minimize potential risks.â€ the piece notedthat bisphosphonates have been used in the
u.s. â€œsince 1995 to treat people with osteoporosis.â€ comment: no question these drugs are effective.we just need to know more about them.