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Widespread Use of Prescription Steroids Draws Worry, Cleveland Clinic Study



7/26/2012 7:34:14 AM

Many Americans are on oral steroids for years without getting therapy to minimize the extra fracture risk that accompanies the potent drugs, according to a new study. Based on a decade's worth of national surveys, researchers found more than 2.5 million adults in the U.S. take the drugs - a rate that trumps all existing estimates from other countries.

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