• Colin G. Miller
  • Derek Pearson


There have been many books published about the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials. Why are osteoporosis trials a special case deserving a book of their own? There are three main reasons. Firstly, most diseases have a well-understood definition and etiology. Osteoporosis is a disease that is understood by those working in it, but currently has no definition that is agreeable across the medical and scientific community and a poorly understood etiology. It is within this framework that the pharmaceutical industry is trying to develop new treatments for the so-called “silent epidemic”.


Bone Mineral Density Fracture Risk Bone Mineral Density Measurement Proven Treatment International Osteoporosis Foundation 
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  • Derek Pearson

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