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In defence of calcium

Gustavo Duque, on behalf of Jacqueline J Close, Julien P de Jager, Peter R Ebeling, Charles Inderjeeth, Stephen Lord, Andrew J McLachlan, Ian R Reid, Bruce R Troen and Philip N Sambrook
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (8): 430-431.
Published online: 18 April 2011

To the Editor: We read with interest the recent editorial by Nordin,1 which makes several imprecise observations on our recent position statement in the Journal.2 Here, we analyse some of his statements, as we believe that they are misleading to your readers and hazardous to institutionalised older persons.

  • Gustavo Duque
  • on behalf of Jacqueline J Close, Julien P de Jager, Peter R Ebeling, Charles Inderjeeth, Stephen Lord, Andrew J McLachlan, Ian R Reid, Bruce R Troen and Philip N Sambrook

  • Ageing Bone Research Program, Sydney Medical School — Nepean Campus, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

Competing interests relevant to this letter are declared in the original position statement.2 In addition, Gustavo Duque has received honoraria from Servier, Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis; payment for development of educational presentations from Servier; and support for travel and accommodation from Sanofi-Aventis. His employing institution has received a research grant from Merck. Charles Inderjeeth has received payment for board membership from Amgen, Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis; payment for consultancy from Sanofi-Aventis and Novartis; honoraria from Sanofi-Aventis, Servier and Novartis; payment for development of educational presentations from Sanofi-Aventis and Novartis; and support for travel and accommodation from Sanofi-Aventis and Novartis. His employing institution has received grants from Sanofi-Aventis, Servier and Merck Sharpe and Dohme.

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