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Letters Zoledronic acid and bone density

Title of news article on zoledronic acid and bone density was misleading

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 07 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2337
  1. Shyan Goh, orthopaedic surgeon1
  1. 1Sydney, NSW 2152, Australia
  1. sgoh{at}

The title of this research news article—“Zoledronic acid increases bone density but does not reduce fractures in frail elderly people, study finds”—purports to represent the main message of Greenspan and colleagues’ study.1 2

Although there is some clarification within the news article, Greenspan and colleagues were cautious in their interpretation of …

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