Osteoporosis Australia supports IOF's response

Osteoporosis Australia supports IOF's response 

Earlier this week the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) issued a response to a recent article published on May 26 in the BMJ1. Osteoporosis Australia supports the IOF's response, which states that they deem the report released on May 26 in the BMJ1 as inaccurate and misleading on a number of levels. 

In an article in Medical Observer on May 28, Professor Peter Ebeling Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia, said the article “is excessively negative on a number of counts”.  

Professor Markus Seibel, member of Osteoporosis Australia's Medical and Scientific Committee and President of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society went on to say: "The article states that "overdiagnosis of bone fragility leads to overtreatment" when in fact, the number of people being diagnosed and treated for osteoporosis is alarmingly low. To say there’s too much medicine in osteoporosis care is outright ridiculous,” says “What we face worldwide is a gap in osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment… it’s certainly not overdiagnosis, it’s underdiagnosis.”

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