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Alendronate remains NICE choice for osteoporosis

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The most recent version of detailed draft guidance for the health service in England and Wales continues to recommend generic alendronate as a first choice for the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women, but the long history of this appraisal suggests that the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence(NICE) may have bitten off more than can easily be chewed in one sitting.

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