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Bulgarian League for the Prevention of Osteoporosis

Bulgarian League for the Prevention of Osteoporosis (BLPO) activities in 2003

April 2003: Working meeting with Buglarian general practitioners. The meeting "Osteoporosis - whom and how to treat".

September 2003: Monograph entitled "Osteoporosis" was issued by Prof. A-M.Borissova

September/October 2003: Through the active cooperation and strenous efforts of the BLPO and the Association of Clinical Densitometry, the National Health Fund approved alendronate and raloxiphene for the treatment of severe osteoporosis (and now offer partial reimbursement).

World Osteoporosis Day events were held, including training course for primary school teachers, training course for journalists, and free bone density testing among ethnic minorities.

On October 24, BLPO, with the assistance of MSD Bulgaria, held a Round Table entitled "Bulgarian Women's Forum Against Osteoporosis".Special guests of the meeting included Mel Read, MEP UK and the wives of Ambassadors from USA,Spain and Italy. Prof. A-M. Borissova described the situation of osteoporosis in Bulgaria, underlining the major problem - poor knowledge about the disease among health authorities.


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