Study: 30% of women don't comply with osteoporosis treatment

04/23/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

About 30% of women with osteoporosis did not pick up new prescriptions for bisphosphonate medications within 60 days, Kaiser Permanente researchers reported. These women also used fewer medications overall, were less likely to be diagnosed with depression and had lower health care usage, which included hospitalization, hospice, nursing home and non-hospital visits in the past year, the study in Osteoporosis International found.

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