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Supplements Fracture Prevention in Osteoporosis
Managing Osteoporosis in a Managed Care Population
Christina Barrington, PharmD; Michael Baxley, MD; Luis Estevez, MD, MPH, MBA; John Fox, MD; Robert Gregory, RPh, MS, MBA; Sonya J. Lewis, RPh, MBA; Bonnie May, RPh, MBA; Bruce Niebylski, MD
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Assessment of the Prevalence and Costs of Osteoporosis Treatment Options in a Real-world Setting
Diana Brixner, PhD, RPh
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Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures
Joseph R. Tucci, MD

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Osteoporosis-related fracture increases the risk for chronic disability. This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care examines which patients are at higher risk and what therapeutic strategies can improve outcomes.

Faculty

Christina Barrington, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
Health Alliance Medical Plan
Urbana, Illinois

Michael Baxley, MD
Regional Medical Director
United Healthcare/Americhoice West
Westin, Florida

Diana Brixner, PhD, RPh
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacotherapy
Executive Director of Pharmacotherapy
Outcomes Research Center
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Luis Estevez, MD, MPH, MBA
Former Medical Director
HIP
New York, New York

John Fox, MD
Medical Director
Priority Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Robert Gregory, RPh, MS, MBA
Head, Clinical Programs
Aetna
Hartford, Connecticut

Sonya J. Lewis, RPh, MBA
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy
University of Colorado
Lafayette, Colorado

Bonnie May, RPh, MBA
Clinical Pharmacist
Fallon Community Health Plan
Worcester, Massachusetts

Bruce Niebylski, MD
Senior Medical Director
Health Alliance Medical Plan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Joseph R. Tucci, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Roger Williams Medical Center
Providence, Rhode Island

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of The American Journal of Managed Care to have all faculty who participate in programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. These participants have declared the following affiliations with corporate organizations:

  • Diana Brixner, PhD, RPh
      Grant/research support from:
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Company
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals
      Consultant for:
    • Abbott Pharmaceuticals
    • Amgen Inc
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Genzyme Corporation
    • NPS Pharmaceuticals
    • Schering-Plough Corporation
    • TAP Pharmaceuticals
  • Joseph R. Tucci, MD
      Grant/research support from:
    • Amgen Inc
      Consultant/speakers bureau for/research support from:
    • Merck & Co Inc
    • Novartis
    • Procter & Gamble
      Speaker's bureau for:
    • Roche
    • Sanofi-Aventis
    • Pharmaceuticals

The following participants report no relevant financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies:

  • Christina Barrington, PharmD
  • Michael Baxley, MD
  • Luis Estevez, MD, MPH, MBA
  • John Fox, MD
  • Robert Gregory, RPh, MS, MBA
  • Sonya J. Lewis, RPh, MBA
  • Bonnie May, RPh, MBA
  • Bruce Niebylski, MD

A signed disclosure is on file at the offices of The American Journal of Managed Care, Jamesburg, New Jersey.

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