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Bisphosphonates linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1213

For more than a decade bisphosphonates have been widely used to control bony metastases and to prevent and treat osteoporosis, among other things. So far, they have had a good safety profile, with the possible exception of some isolated case reports of osteonecrosis of the jaw. …

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