Turning osteopenia into a disease

NPR offers an in-depth look at the creation or re-definition of a disease and, as they call it, the “complicated biography of a medication” to treat it. Important story.

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Gregory D. Pawelski

December 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm

What’s interesting is the marketing behind osteopenia. This should be required listening for anyone wanting to know why we use so many medications.

pat ingle

March 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

after at least a year and half, i have been diagnosed with a fema bone fracture on left leg by an orthopedic dr. Have been taking fosamax for 7 yrs or more and have not fallen down had been to my osteoporis dr. and primary dr. 3 to 4 times could not explain the pain i was in i will be on crutches for 3 months no weight is to be put on that leg and I have never had such a feeling of despair. will this ever improve or have i ruined my life. i was a very active person bowl swim water ski and have had a great life until now help