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Inappropriate prescribing for osteoporosis

B E Christopher Nordin, Michael Horowitz and Barry E Chatterton
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 519-520.
Published online: 4 May 2009

To the Editor: We believe the current indications for subsidised treatment of osteoporosis specified in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) encourage over-prescribing on the one hand, yet, on the other, deny many patients with osteoporosis the treatment they need.

  • B E Christopher Nordin1,2
  • Michael Horowitz1
  • Barry E Chatterton3

  • 1 Endocrine and Metabolic Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 SA Health Working Party on Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Bone Densitometry, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


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