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Impact of adverse news media on prescriptions for osteoporosis: effect on fractures and mortality

Philip N Sambrook, Jiang S Chen, Judy M Simpson and Lyn M March
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (3): 154-156.
  • Philip N Sambrook1
  • Jiang S Chen2
  • Judy M Simpson3
  • Lyn M March1

  • 1 Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: sambrook@med.usyd.edu.au

Competing interests:

Philip Sambrook serves on the medical advisory boards of and has received speaker fees from Amgen, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis and Servier.

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