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Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients
Date:1/15/2014

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the medication they take, according to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by Inspire among the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients surveyed prefer to take medication that comes in a form other than a pill or a tablet.

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Mission Pharmacal sponsored the online survey to raise awareness of osteoporosis and to encourage people to talk to their doctors about treatment options. "The results of this survey show that patients are interested in options," says Robert Recker, MD, MACP, FACE, Director, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. "We take medication compliance very seriously because we know it can result in fewer fractures with osteoporosis."

BINOSTO® (alendronate sodium) Effervescent Tablet for oral solution (70 mg) from Mission Pharmacal delivers an easy-to-take, strawberry-flavored alternative to pills for individuals with osteoporosis who either can't or prefer not to swallow pills. It is the first and only effervescent tablet that can be dissolved in water to create a buffered solution for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Studies show that bisphosphonate treatments, such as BINOSTO, can reduce the risk of fractures with osteoporosis up to 50 percent. "At the end of the day, drugs don't work if patients don't take them," adds Jim Self, General Manager of Bone Health at M
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