Patients Not Receiving Osteoporosis Treatment is New York Times Front Page News
Date: June 02, 2016
“Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis,” written by Gina Kolata, was published on the front page of the New York Times this morning. This timely article comes after an urgent call by ASBMR, NBHA, and NOF stressing the importance of taking action to treat patients with osteoporosis while weighing the risk for rare side effects associated with the medication. Recent research published in JBMR revealed that millions of Americans suffering from osteoporosis are going unscreened and untreated leading to a rise in repeated fractures was highlighted in the New York Times piece, including the articles “Trends in Media Reports, Oral Bisphosphonate Prescriptions, and Hip Fractures 1996–2012: An Ecological Analysis” and “Osteoporosis Medication Use After Hip Fracture in U.S. Patients between 2002 and 2011.”
To continue the discussion on this important subject in your community, we urge you to coordinate with your institution’s communications office to reach out to your local news stations and newspapers to offer yourself as a subject matter expert to speak on the current data, the risks versus benefits of treatment, and let them know that the world experts on osteoporosis will come together at the ASBMR Annual Meeting in September in Atlanta, GA, USA to discuss the latest research. For any questions on getting involved, please contact Lynn Mirigian at firstname.lastname@example.org.