ASBMR Issues Statement in Response to Controversial Articles on the Treatment of Osteoporosis
Date: June 24, 2015
Two recent articles in the British Medical Journal and the Journal of Internal Medicine purporting that the current “dominant approach to hip fracture prevention is neither viable as a public health strategy nor cost effective” and “the main ways to prevent these fractures have not changed in nearly 25 years: stop smoking, be active and eat well” recently garnered much attention in the bone community. The ASBMR has issued a statement in response. The statement has been submitted to each journal as a letter to the editor and is also posted on the ASBMR website. A response from the authors has been posted here. ASBMR members are encouraged to respond.