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 »

NOF Statement in Response to Bloomberg Article 4/25/19 »

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Bloomberg news published an article today (4/25/19) regarding charities established by industry to support drug pricing initiatives. You can read the full article here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-25/pharma-s-charity-allies-help-its-fight-to-keep-drug-prices-high. NOF was mentioned and quoted in the article due to our leadership of a coalition of nonprofits supporting Medicare Part D non-interference. Below is NOF’s position on this issue, which… Read more »

May is National Osteoporosis Month »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) launches new resources including interactive digital tool, podcast and first-of-its-kind patient registry in honor of 35th Anniversary ARLINGTON, VA (April 22, 2019) — NOF is celebrating National Osteoporosis Month in May and its 35th Anniversary with the launch of new resources designed to help people of all ages understand the… Read more »

FDA Approves EVENITY™ (romosozumab-aqqg) For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture »

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One in Two Women in the United States Will Suffer a Fracture in Her Lifetime Due to Osteoporosis(1) EVENITY is the First and Only Bone Builder With a Dual Effect That Both Increases Bone Formation and Decreases Bone Loss(2) EVENITY Rapidly Reduces Fracture Risk and Builds New Bone With 12 Months of Therapy(2) THOUSAND OAKS,… Read more »

NOF Response to New York Times’ article: “Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping” »

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NOF Statement in Response to the New York Times’ article: “Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping” by Gina Kolata, January 24, 2019. We appreciate the New York Times’ coverage of spinal fractures and two procedures used to treat them (vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty), but we have serious concerns with its implication… Read more »

Protecting Patient Access to Medication (Updated) »

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Dear Members of Congress: We want to express our concern regarding any proposal that would repeal the non-interference (NI) clause – a crucial fixture and protection in the Medicare Part D program. We are concerned that changes to the Part D NI clause could undermine the private negotiations that enable seniors to access affordable prescription… Read more »

Protecting Patient Access to Medication »

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Dear Members of Congress: We want to express our concern regarding any proposal that would repeal the non-interference (NI) clause – a crucial fixture and protection in the Medicare Part D program. We are concerned that changes to the Part D NI clause could undermine the private negotiations that enable seniors to access affordable prescription… Read more »

NOF Statement on Medicare Part B »

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Washington, DC (October 25, 2018) – The National Osteoporosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding announced changes the Medicare Part B program: “Medicare Part B is vital to patients living with and managing chronic illnesses, like osteoporosis. Key to treatment under the program is the ability for doctors and patients to tailor care to the… Read more »

NOF Statement On Medicare Open Enrollment »

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Patient Group Urges Fix To DXA Screening Reimbursement Rates To Encourage More Osteoporosis Screenings Today, as Medicare Open Enrollment starts, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) urged policymakers to raise the reimbursement rates for x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) screenings, which are the gold standard for osteoporosis screenings. Currently, bipartisan bills are sitting in both Chambers that would… Read more »