• Osteoporosis drug initiation rate continues to decline, raising fracture risk

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    The rate of osteoporosis medication initiation for older adults hospitalized for hip fracture has fallen steadily during the past decade, according to an insurance claims database analysis published in JAMA Network Open.
    “Recurrent fractures after an initial osteoporotic fracture is a major public health burden, as 15% to 25% of patients experience a second fracture within 10 years,” Rishi J. Desai, MD, PhD, of the division of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics, department of medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues wrote in the study background. “Therefore,
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