In the early 1990s a small meeting of experts, part-funded by drug companies, decided on a new definition of the bone condition osteoporosis. Historically, the label was limited to people who had fractures, but with the coming of new technology that could see someone’s bone density, doctors started broadening the definition to include healthy people ...
How to rein in the widening disease definitions that label more healthy people as sick
By Ray Moynihan & Rita Horvath
16 May 2017