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"Panel Highlights Need for Further Innovative Research Approaches to Inform Appropriate Long-term Use of Osteoporosis Drug Therapies"

  • National Institutes of Health
  • New York, NY
  • (April 23, 2019)

The National Institutes of Health convened the Pathways to Prevention workshop on the Appropriate Use of Drug Therapies for Osteoporotic Fracture Prevention. The workshop’s independent panel of experts recommended further research to inform the long-term use of osteoporosis drug therapies for fracture prevention. “Aging of the population increases the prevalence of osteoporosis and potential for bone fractures. Filling the research gaps outlined in this report will aid effective communication among patients, families, and health care providers about appropriate treatment options,” said Albert Siu, MD, professor and chair emeritus, geriatrics and palliative medicine, medicine, and population health science and policy at the Icahn School of Medicine.

— Albert L. Siu, MD, Professor, Chair Emeritus, Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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