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Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000432496.47021.62

Rethinking osteoporosis: Balancing risk and benefit in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

Smith, Alice MMS, PA-C; Shaw, Brittany MMS, PA-C; Laliberte, Danielle MMS, PA-C; Langston, Jennifer MMS, PA-C; Bushardt, Reamer L. PharmD, PA-C

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ABSTRACT: The standard of care for osteoporosis is changing amid questions about the long-term safety and efficacy of current drugs for preventing and treating osteoporosis. This article provides a guide for evidence-based treatment, but not overtreatment, as well as the selection and duration of available drug therapies.

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