Strontium guidance unchanged

NICE has again reissued its advice on the use of strontium ranelate (Protelos).

There is no change to the agency’s 2008 recommendation that the drug should be prescribed on the NHS for primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures only in patients at high risk of osteoporotic fractures who are unable to tolerate oral bisphosphonates.

NICE was obliged to re-examine its original judgment in 2010 after failing to disclose the underlying economic assumptions. The latest reassessment marks final confirmation of the guidance.

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