The pharmacological management of osteoporosis.

Amy E. Riek, Dwight A. Towler

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

14 Scopus citations


Pharmacotherapy is effective in decreasing the incidence of osteoporotic fracture, morbidity, and mortality. This benefit is pronounced in patients at highest risk for fracture: those with prior osteoporotic fracture, very low bone mineral density, or receiving chronic corticosteroid treatment. We review the best pharmacotherapeutic options currently available for treating osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this