If you’ve heard the term osteopenia, and especially if you happen to be one of the millions who’ve been “diagnosed” with this “disease”, I urge you to listen to or read NPR’s noteworthy investigative report about Fosamax from December 21, 2009.
I have noted in a prior post that osteopenia is not a disease, just a condition ofrelatively low bone mass — yet it was turned into something to be “diagnosed” and “treated” (with drugs, of course). Since bone loss is common during menopause, this transformation was to the detriment of women worldwide. The graph in the story that shows clearly how sales of Fosamax took off after DEXA scanning became more common (something that was strongly supported by the drug company) really tells the full story of what’s going on.
For all the intrigue, mystery, and manipulation behind the creation of “osteopenia,” tune in for good early winter listening!
Sending each and everyone of you my best wishes for a joyous New Year of health and fulfillment.