The wording of the new labels is yet to be determined. There have been some patients who reported complications after taking the drugs for a certain amount of time. The recommended time period for each drug could vary.
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FDA to Require Updated Osteoporosis Drug LabelsWritten by Laura Miller | September 13, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration will now require osteoporosis drug makers Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Atelvia and Reclast to clearly state how long patients can take the drug to optimize benefits and lower risks, according to a report in the Times Tribune.
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