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Letters Bad medicine: osteoporosis

Oversimplification is dangerous

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 23 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1062
  1. J Joseph, consultant physician and rheumatologist1
  1. 1Nicosia, Cyprus
  1. drjoseph{at}

    Spence makes some important points about osteoporosis1:

    • A DEXA result should not be considered in isolation but only in conjunction with all of the other risk factors for fracture2

    • Be alert to how the pharmaceutical industry might influence the presentation of diseases, treatments, and research outcomes

    • Overuse …

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