WEST LAFAYETTE — A novel form of a drug used to treat osteoporosis that comes with the potential for fewer side effects may provide a new option for patients.

Purdue University innovators developed a stabilized form of human calcitonin, which is a peptide drug already used for people with osteoporosis. Researchers at Purdue created a prodrug form of the peptide hormone to increase its effectiveness as an osteoporosis treatment.

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