Osteoporosis patients to get limited drug choice9th December 2009
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has announced that osteoporosis patients will only be given the least costly treatment until their condition deteriorates.
The guidance has been criticised by consultant rheumatologist Professor Tim Spector from St Thomas' Hospital, who told the Daily Mail: "Many of my patients are unable to tolerate the treatment recommended by NICE and will have to wait for their disease to deteriorate before I can give them an alternative treatment. This would leave them unprotected from the risk of fracture for [a] possible three years."
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Title: Osteoporosis patients to get limited drug choice
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13481
Date Added: 9th Dec 2009