FDA says – Ask yourself, your doc: Should I take drugs for #osteopenia, #osteoporosis or bone loss?

Twelve years ago, a Boston Globe story raised doubts some Canadian researcher had about bone scans for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. It was a scary story to write.  Doctors, some patient advocacy groups, researchers and drug makers were enthusiastic about the new-found ability to measure bone density and the development of bisphosphonates like Fosamax to treat it.  Osteoporosis was under-treated, they said. … Continue reading FDA says – Ask yourself, your doc: Should I take drugs for #osteopenia, #osteoporosis or bone loss?

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Beyond the Globe’s story on osteoporosis

These days, space is dear in newspapers. So, while the today’s Globe story offeres some much needed clarification about the state of osteoporosis treatment, here are a few additional points. The Frax test is an alternative or adjunct to bone density tests. Some say density is only one measure of fragility and fracture risk. (Disclosure: Please note the … Continue reading Beyond the Globe’s story on osteoporosis