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Warning that femur fractures are a class effect of bisphosphonates

Added: Tuesday 3 May 2011

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded that rare atypical fractures of the femur are a class effect of bisphosphonates. The CHMP confirmed that the benefits of bisphosphonates in the treatment and prevention of bone disorders continue to outweigh their risks, but that a warning of the risk of atypical femoral fractures should be added to the prescribing information for all bisphosphonate-containing medicines in the European Union.