National osteoporosis action plan launched

Improved osteoporosis treatments, prevention, awareness and research are being targeted in a new national strategy to tackle the bone disease.

Nine groups including the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society have developed the Osteoporosis National Action plan to improve the bone health of Australians.

Osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated, and needs