Coalition of Bone Health Experts Issues Joint Guidance on Osteoporosis Management in the COVID-19 Era »

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Organizations responding to “paucity of data” to provide clear guidance for healthcare professionals treating millions of osteoporosis patients   The current COVID-19 global pandemic has necessitated the implementation of social distancing strategies that have the potential to disrupt the medical care of patients with osteoporosis. In response to this disruption, the American Society for Bone… Read more »

May National Osteoporosis Month 2020 Provide a Clear Vision to Achieving Good Bone Health »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) debuts its 10,000 Steps a Day in May Challenge and launches helpful resources with the goal of raising awareness about building and maintaining strong, healthy bones. This May, NOF will commemorate National Osteoporosis Month with the launch of new resources created to provide an easy-to-follow path for Americans to learn… Read more »

The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s (NOF) Online Support Community Now Connects More Than 50,000 Members »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Online Community, hosted by Inspire, now connects more than 50,000 members. NOF’s online community is a safe place where patients and caregivers affected by osteoporosis can come together to share helpful advice and support one another. The community has grown rapidly since launching in October 2007, underscoring the great need to… Read more »

Amgen Important Drug Warning: Prolia® (denosumab) »

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This communication is to inform you of important safety information for Prolia® (denosumab). There are reports from healthcare providers of potential confusion between UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) and Prolia due to carton similarities. Adverse reactions resulting from patients who received UDENYCA instead of the intended medication, Prolia, have been reported. Amgen is distributing the following Dear HCP… Read more »

Do You Think About Your Bone Health? »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation Joins Organizations Worldwide to Raise Awareness and Provide Resources about Osteoporosis and Bone Health on World Osteoporosis Day, October 20th ARLINGTON, VA (October 15, 2019) In the U.S. more than 54 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk of the disease due to low bone density. Osteoporosis-related… Read more »

New Report on Burden of Osteoporosis Highlights Huge and Growing Economic and Human Toll of the Disease »

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Approximately 2.3 Million Fractures Suffered by 2 Million on Medicare; Proven Preventive Measures Go Largely Unused ARLINGTON, VA (September 11, 2019)- A new report released today by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) finds that despite the existence of proven preventive measures, approximately 2 million Americans on Medicare suffered 2.3 million osteoporosis-related bone fractures in 2015…. Read more »

National Osteoporosis Foundation Report Finds Patient-Centered Care Is Key Element in Delivering High-Quality, High-Value Treatment »

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ARLINGTON, VA (July 29, 2019) — A new report released today by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation’s leading  health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, found that the vast majority of patients, including those at highest risk of a osteoporotic/fragility fracture (i.e., those who have experienced a previous fracture after age… Read more »

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Launches a First of its Kind Tool to Collect Patient Input for the Osteoporosis Field »

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Arlington, VA (June 27, 2019) – Approximately 10 million Americans age 50 and above have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk for bone fracture. Bone fractures related to osteoporosis are responsible for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined. To hear directly from patients… Read more »

National Program to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Launches in Houston »

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ARLINGTON, VA (June 17, 2019) — The National Osteoporosis Foundation is launching the Healthy Bones/Healthy Cities Initiative to provide education and patient management support for family physicians, internal medicine doctors, gynecologists, ER physicians, and advanced practice providers to help diagnose and treat osteoporosis. In the US, one in two women and one in four men… Read more »