Letters Preventing hip fractures

Treatment of osteoporosis is not futile

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3274 (Published 14 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3274
  1. David B Lee, executive director,
  2. Robert A Adler, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research co-chair,
  3. Robert F Gagel, National Osteoporosis Foundation co-chair
  1. 1National Bone Health Alliance, Washington DC 20036, USA
  1. david.lee{at}nbha.org

We agree with the authors that osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are a problem worldwide, but we disagree with the premise that the treatment of osteoporosis is futile.1 The National Bone Health Alliance and its partners are focused on identifying and treating people who have had an osteoporotic fracture and are at high …

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