National Osteoporosis Society concerned over draft NICE guidance

A NICE appraisal consultation document on the primary prevention of osteoporosis has left the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) with serious concerns.

The document outlines that women under 75 should not receive treatment to prevent them from having fractures as a result of osteoporosis.

Angel Jordan, deputy chief executive of the NOS, said: ‘That just does not make sense to us and we don’t believe it will make sense to women who will be denied a treatment. Osteoporosis should be dealt with in the same way as diseases such as heart disease and stroke where people at high risk receive preventative treatment.’

The closing date for comments on this appraisal is 20 October 2006.

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