More Information About Osteoporosis and Links to Other Sites
Eli Lilly and Company, the manufacturer of the drug, Evista (generic name, raloxifene), provides basic information on osteoporosis as well as full prescribing information on Evista. Eli Lilly and Company discusses the variety of benefits and risks associated with Evista. To learn more about Evista, call 888.384.7823.
EndocrineWeb is a comprehensive website with information on the body's endocrine system and glands, endocrine surgery and thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland functions and abnormalities. Full color, easy-to-understand diagrams help explain complex biological processes. The site also offers extensive information on diabetes, osteoporosis, and endocrine diseases of the pancreas. Users may search the EndocrineWeb index to find a surgeon or medical specialist (endocrinologist) in a particular city.
Fore (Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education) is a non-profit organization which provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Users may also sign up for a quarterly newsletter on osteoporosis for a small annual fee. Fore provides educational lectures on osteoporosis and related women's health issues to community groups, professional organizations, and corporate offices free of charge. Groups interested in scheduling a lecture may call 510.832.2663 (510.832.BONE).
Merck & Co., the manufacturer of the drug, Fosamax (generic name, alendronate), provides basic information on using Fosamax to treat osteoporosis. The information on this site is tailored more for physicians than for patients.
The Mayo Clinic provides comprehensive information on osteoporosis and bone health. Sections include information on osteporosis symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, tests and diagnosis, complications, treatment and drugs, prevention, and lifestyle and home remedies.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is a non-profit organization and may be reached at 1.800.223.9994. The NOF is a leading resource for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound information on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
Norvartis Pharmaceuticals Company, the manufacturer of the drug, Miacalcin (generic name, calcitonin), provides information on treating osteoporosis with Miacalcin. Norvartis discusses how to take Miacalcin effectively as well as all possible side effects to the medication. Users should be aware that this site provides technical information on Miacalcin that may not be helpful for patients who know little about the drug.
OsNET, Inc. is a non-profit, membership-driven network specializing in clinical research for the pharmaceutical industry in Osteoporosis, Musculo-Skeletal Disease, and Women's Health. OsNET is comprised of twenty one high quality healthcare locations in the US. The mission of OsNET is to advance clinical research by linking centers of excellence with study sponsors and CROs (clinical research organizations).
The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center seeks to create an awareness of Osteoporosis, Paget's disease, and osteogenesis imperfecta, and of the general possibilities for therapy. They provide an informational website for both the general public and physicians.
The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation is a voluntary national health organization dedicated to helping people cope with the problems associated with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
The Physicians' Desk Reference website provides detailed information on osteoporosis including an explanation of the disease, risk factors and warning signs, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and survival. The PDR website has also created a separate section on osteoporosis for physician reference. Users may test their knowledge of osteoporosis by taking a mini-test.