Approximately 8 million women in the Unites States have osteoporosis, the most common disease of bone.1 One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer from a fracture related to osteoporosis in their remaining lifetime.2  The number of women affected by osteoporosis is only expected to rise as our population gets older.

The annual cost of osteoporotic fractures to the US economy is as high as 18 billion dollars.1  For individual women with osteoporotic fractures, the cost is equally high; up to 1 in 4 previously independent women are forced to enter long-term care following a hip fracture.3 This loss of mobility and independence significantly diminishes quality of life.

Recent Osteoporosis Commentary

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