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Wed, 2016-06-01

Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis

Millions of Americans are missing out on a chance to avoid debilitating fractures from weakened bones, researchers say, because they are terrified of exceedingly rare side effects from drugs that can help them.  Last month, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Bone Health Alliance put out an urgent call for doctors to be more aggressive in treating patients at high risk, and for patients to be more aware of the need for treatment.

Mon, 2016-05-09

Fracture Prevention CENTRAL May 2016 Newsletter

Read the May issue of our Fracture Prevention CENTRAL newsletter for information about our upcoming webinars.

Fri, 2012-05-11

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage on Bisphosphonate Treatment

NBHA responded to the New York Times coverage of the FDA analysis posted by the New England Journal of Medicine on May 9, praising the FDA for continuing to investigate the risks and benefits of long-term bisphosphonate use and encouraging patients to speak with their healthcare providers before discontinuing treatment.

Wed, 2012-04-04

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage of the Choosing Wisely Initiative

On April 4, the Choosing Wisely initiative, a project of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, released a list of 45 tests or procedures that may be over-utilized, including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) tests in women younger than 65 or men younger than 70 with no risk factors. Several media outlets ran articles on the list of over-utilized tests, with some omitting recommendations regarding utilization of DXA for those with osteoporosis risk factors, thereby failing to portray accurately the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely initiative.

Fri, 2012-01-27

NBHA Secondary Fracture Prevention Project

NBHA received more than 190 applications from institutions interested in being considered a site for the prospective 3-year, $29 million CMS-funded initiative that would create a fracture liaison service in the Medicare (and Medicaid age 50 and above) population in up to 80 sites; note that the application deadline has passed and applications are no longer being accepted. NBHA anticipates CMS notification in the next several weeks.

Fri, 2012-01-20

NBHA Reacts to Study on DXA Testing in Older Women with Normal Bone Density

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that some older women with normal bone density may be able to delay follow-up testing, but guidelines for women with or at risk for osteoporosis remain unchanged.