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Osteoporosis: Preventive Medicine

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what range of treatments is available to post-menopausal women at risk of osteoporotic fracture; (150007)

(2) what percentage of people diagnosed with osteoporosis are prescribed treatments to help prevent fractures occurring;

(3) what assessment his Department has made of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on the use of drugs to prevent osteoporotic fractures in post-menopausal women.

We have made no assessment of the range of treatments available to post-menopausal woman at risk from osteoporotic fracture.

Information on the percentage of those diagnosed with osteoporosis prescribed treatments to help prevent fractures occurring is not collected.

We have made no assessment of the draft guidance currently being developed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.