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MeReC Bulletin - Management of osteoporosis

The National Prescribing Centre (NPC) has published a MeReC Bulletin (PDF) that describes the management of a postmenopausal woman with risk factors for osteoporosis.

The bulletin adopts a case study format and explores the management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Consideration is given to risk factors for osteoporosis, when to refer for DXA investigation, what dietary and lifestyle advice should be given and which treatments are recommended.

Action: Clinicians who consult postmenopausal women with risk factors for osteoporosis will find this bulletin useful and informative.