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Louise Maguire

DipClinPharm, MRPharmS Senior clinical pharmacist for musculoskeletal and dermatology at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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    Your patient, a 68-year-old woman, has been taking alendronic acid for five and a half years. She has responded well to the treatment and manages the side effects fairly well. She has not had her therapy reviewed recently and you believe it might be time for a drug holiday. What is the next step?

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