Summary of NICE guidance for Osteoporosis – fracture risk / Bisphosphonates

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020) but the NICE guideline on assessing fracture risk is being updated. Please go to NICE to check for recent updates to the guidelines.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 100,  September/October 2017, includes two related topics:

  • Osteoporosis – assessing the risk of fragility fracture (NICE CG146)
  • Bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis (NICE TA464).