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Teriparatide better than alendronate for steroid induced osteoporosis

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1071

Glucorticoids inhibit bone formation and cause osteoporosis. Biphosphonates help prevent bone loss in people on long term glucocorticoids, but human parathyroid hormone (teriparatide) worked better in a recent head to head trial.

Most of the 428 participants had rheumatological or …

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