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Amgen to Collaborate With GlaxoSmithKline to Commercialize Denosumab in Europe for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO)
Date:7/27/2009

increasing in significance as the population of the world both increases and ages. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently identified osteoporosis as a priority health issue along with other major non-communicable diseases.

Despite availability of osteoporosis treatments for more than 10 years, patients with osteoporosis still experience a substantial number of fractures.(1) Out of an estimated 9 million new osteoporotic fractures globally in 2000, 1.7 million were at the forearm, 1.6 million were at the hip, and 1.4 million were clinical (symptomatic) fractures of the vertebrae in the backbone.(2)

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