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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Amgen has launched an educational campaign that targets women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures.
The drug maker said that to promote its Act 2 Reduce Fractures campaign, which is supported by American Bone Health, the Global Healthy Living Foundation and the Older Women's League, the company has tapped award-winning actress Blythe Danner, who was diagnosed with the disease, to encourage women to learn of the risk factors and ways to improve their condition.
"One-in-2 women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime," American Bone Health executive director Kathleen Cody said. "And many women don't proactively work with their doctors to help manage the disease and understand the factors that may increase their risk for fractures. Our goal is to encourage women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures to take action and speak to their doctors to learn all they can about helping to strengthen their bones."
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