About the Forteo® Patient Registry
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What is the purpose of the Forteo Patient 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 15 years. The Forteo Patient Registry will help us learn more about the long-term safety of using this medication, specifically the potential risk of osteosarcoma, a 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 includes people who have taken Forteo at least once. Everyone who has signed up to join this Registry has agreed to share selected information about themselves. This information is then used to help study the long-term safety of Forteo, specifically the potential risk of osteosarcoma. All information that can identify patients is used only for the purpose of this Registry and is not shared without consent with anyone outside of the Registry team.
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? Participation in the Registry is completely voluntary and involves only three steps: Sign up.
Step 1: Complete a short pre-enrollment form over the phone or by mail.
Step 2: After we process your pre-enrollment information, we will mail you a study packet that will include an informed consent form, a short registration form, and $5 to thank you for your time completing these forms.
Step 3: Return the informed consent and registration forms. This will be the only time you need to give your information during the entire study.
Who is running the Forteo Patient Registry? RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research organization located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is running the Registry. The Registry is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, the makers of 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 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979) or visiting www.Forteo.com.