About the Forteo® Patient Registry
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What is the purpose of this voluntary Registry? Forteo is used in men and postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for having broken bones. Forteo is also used in men and women with osteoporosis due to use of glucocorticoids, such as prednisone, for several months who are at high risk for having broken bones. The safety of Forteo has been studied for over 10 years. The Forteo Patient Registry will help us learn more about the long-term safety of using this medication, specifically the possible risk of osteosarcoma, a serious but rare bone cancer.
What is a voluntary registry? A voluntary registry includes a group of people who have something in common and have agreed to have their information used for a specific purpose.
What is the Forteo Patient Registry? The Forteo Patient Registry is a voluntary registry and that includes people who have taken Forteo at least once. Everyone who has signed up to join this Registry has agreed to share a small amount of information about themselves. This information is then used to collect more information about the long-term safety of Forteo, specifically the possible risk of osteosarcoma. All information that can identify patients is used only for the purpose of this registry and is not shared with anyone outside of the Registry team without the patient's consent.
Who can sign up for the Forteo Patient Registry? Anyone who has taken Forteo, even once, can sign up to join the Registry if they are at least 18 years old and live within the 50 United States or Washington, DC. (Residents who live in US territories such as Guam or Puerto Rico currently are not eligible to participate in the Registry.) Whether or not you decide to sign up, you can still get Forteo at a pharmacy of your choice, just as your doctor prescribed.
How do I sign up for the Forteo Patient Registry? The entire sign-up process will take no more than 3-5 minutes of your time. You will also receive $5 to thank you for your time. Once the Registry forms are completed and returned to RTI International (RTI), you will not be contacted again. Sign up.
Who is running the Forteo Patient Registry? RTI, a nonprofit research company, will be running this Registry on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company. Eli Lilly and Company is the sponsor of the Registry and is the company that makes Forteo.
If you would like to talk to someone about the Registry, you may call RTI International and speak to an RTI Registry team member at 1-866-382-6813, a toll-free number.
If you have questions about Forteo, please contact Eli Lilly and Company directly or talk to your doctor.
You may contact Eli Lilly and Company by calling 1-866-4FORTEO (1-866-436-7836) or visiting www.forteo.com.