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This new report prepared in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations, is the first to describe in detail the epidemiology, burden, and treatment of osteoporosis in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU27)*. Read more
The ScoreCard for Osteoporosis in Europe (SCOPE) aims to facilitate and promote health care policies that will help to ensure that all Europeans have access to the best diagnosis and treatment to reduce their risk of osteoporosis and fr Read more
IOF European Union Policy Initiatives and Publications IOF has worked to catalyze policy initiatives in the EU since 1997. Our most important objective is the implementation of the Eight Recommendations, published by the European Commission in 1998, to make the prevention of osteoporosis a health care priority in all EU member states. Read more
Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men over the age of fifty are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture. In Europe alone, the annual cost of osteoporotic fractures is estimated to surpass €76 billion by 2050. The International Osteoporosis Foundation is working to spread the message that much more must be done by governments and health insurers to promote prevention, early detection and... Read more
In the European Union (EU), someone has an osteoporotic fracture every 30 seconds [1]. Read more
Osteoporosis is a disease which disproportionality affects women and is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide. To reduce the immense burden of this disease, the International Osteoporosis Foundation believes women must be made active participants in their own health outcomes.    Read more
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