28 March 2022
21 March 2022
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) published its Scorecard for Osteoporosis in Europe (SCOPE) 2021 which describes the epidemiology, burden and treatment of osteoporosis in each of the 27 countries of the European Union plus Switzerland and the UK, which uncovers some disturbing findings:
Osteoporosis is not inevitable and can be treated. Women lose about 50% of their trabecular bone and 30% of their cortical bone during the course of their lifetime, about half of which is lost during the first 10 years after the menopause. The assessment of osteoporosis by screening of bone mineral density forms a cornerstone for proper management of osteoporosis.
The IOF call for a strategy across Europe alongside national strategies, to provide coordinated osteoporosis care (including the establishment of adequate provision of screening services) to help reduce the number of debilitating fragility fractures, that severely impact on individual lives, society, and the healthcare system.
In partnership with IOF and national osteoporosis societies, Theramex is committed to increasing the awareness of the burden of osteoporosis and working to directly address the unacceptable treatment gap across Europe on how women are informed, screened and treated for osteoporosis to improve patient outcomes. For more information you can read the full SCOPE report here.
Theramex is a leading global speciality pharmaceutical company dedicated to women and their health. We support women at every stage of their lives by providing a broad portfolio of innovative and established brands covering contraception, fertility, menopause and osteoporosis. Our commitment is to listen to and understand our patients, serve their needs and offer healthcare solutions to help improve their lives. Our vision is to be a lifetime partner for women and the healthcare professionals who treat them by providing patient-focused and effective solutions that care for and support women through every stage of life.
Katja Lundell – Senior Director – Global Head of Pricing, Access and Communication