With Jennifer Schneider MD, Ph.D and Lani Simpson DC, CCD.
Dr. Schneider is a physician certified in Internal Medicine. She is the author of 9 books and numerous articles in professional journals. In 2008 and 2010, she and others, presented a report to the FDA regarding atypical femur fractures (AFF) associated with long-term use of some bone medications, such as bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Boniva, Reclast, Actonel and others) and Prolia.
How do medications work?
Can overuse of bisphosphonate medications (Fosamax, Boniva, Reclast, Actonel and others) result in harmful consequences for bone health and CAUSE fragility fractures?
Are these medications dangerous to take for dental work? Do they cause osteonecrosis of the jaw?
Can BPs be safely prescribed if so, who can benefit?
A first-hand account of a non-traumatic fracture of the femur that Dr. Schneider experienced, following years of Fosamax use for “prevention” of osteoporosis.
New medications, how do they work and are they too new to consider?
Are medications over-prescribed?
How do anabolic medications (Forteo, Tymlos and Evenity) work?
Is estrogen an option to halt bone loss?
Book reading: Read chapter in Dr. Lani’s book on medications