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Letter to the Editor

Editor, – Professor Ebeling’s article ( Aust Prescr 2011;34:176-81) provided a succinct summary of the current available pharmacological interventions for osteoporosis.

However, with regard to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme-listed indications for osteoporosis drugs (Table of the article), alendronate is now indicated for patients (aged 70 or older) with a T-score of –2.5 or less ( www.pbs.gov.au/medicine/item/8511Y).

Kevin Kwan
Registrar, Geriatric medicine
Nedlands, WA

Author's comments

Professor Peter Ebeling, author of the article, comments:

I thank Dr Kwan for the additional information. This was not available when the article was finalised for publication.