"FORTEO is used in both men and postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for having broken bones or fractures.
FORTEO is used in both men and women with osteoporosis due to use of glucocorticoid medicines, such as prednisone, for several months, who are at high risk for having broken bones or fractures.
FORTEO can be used by people who have had a fracture related to osteoporosis, or who have several risk factors for fracture, or who cannot use other osteoporosis treatments.
FORTEO is a prescription medicine given as a 20-microgram once-daily dose available in a 2.4-mL delivery device for subcutaneous injection over 28 days.

Important Safety Information About FORTEO

What is the most important information I should know about FORTEO?

WARNING: POTENTIAL RISK OF OSTEOSARCOMA
Possible bone cancer. During drug testing, the medicine in FORTEO caused some rats to develop a bone cancer called osteosarcoma. In people, osteosarcoma is a serious but rare cancer. Osteosarcoma has rarely been reported in people who took FORTEO. It is not known if people who take FORTEO have a higher chance of getting osteosarcoma. Before you take FORTEO, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have Paget's disease of bone, are a child or young adult whose bones are still growing, or have had radiation therapy."

The above is taken from the official Forteo website.

Personally, I do not believe I have encountered any patients yet taking this medication. But, I have to ask... if you were an MD, would you ever prescribe this stuff?
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