Registry Questions and Answers

Q1: What was the purpose of the Registry?

The Forteo Patient Registry was set up to help us learn more about the long-term safety of using this medication, specifically, the potential risk of osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

Forteo is used in both men and postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for having broken bones (fractures). Forteo is also used in both 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.

Q2: Who was running the Registry?

RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research organization located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, was running the Registry. The Registry was sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, the makers of Forteo.

Q3: Will my personal information remain private?

If you have already signed up for the Registry, your personal information will not be shared outside of the research team or the participating cancer registries. Information that can identify patients will not be shared with Eli Lilly and Company, the sponsor of this Registry, or with anyone outside of the research team without your permission to do so. All staff working on this Registry have agreed to keep your information confidential. The US Food and Drug Administration may also ask to review some of the Registry records.

RTI will keep your personal information for 3 years after the end of the study. At that time, we will shred and destroy any paper documents with your personal information, and we will erase any computer files with your information. At the end of the Registry, RTI may write a research paper about the Registry results. The results will not identify you personally.

Q4: Is there a number I can call if I have questions about Forteo?

For questions about Forteo, you can call 1-800-Lilly-Rx (1-800-545-5979).

Q5: How can I find out the results of the study?

You may also check the Registry Progress page for updates on the study progress and links to information that has been presented at scientific meetings or published in medical journals.