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Fearing drugs' side effects, Americans brave osteoporosis

June 03, 2016 /
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Millions of Americans are missing out on a chance to avoid debilitating fractures from weakened bones, researchers say, because they are terrified of rare side effects from drugs that can help them. The fear has been fueled by reports of the drugs' causing jawbones to rot and thigh bones to snap into two . Use of prescribed osteoporosis drugs fell by 50% from 2008 to 2012, according to a recent paper…