Funding for this study and Rapid Service Fee were provided by Radius Health, Inc., Boston, USA.
All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this article, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given their approval for this version to be published.
Sujith Ramachandran, Setareh A. Williams, Richard J. Weiss, and Yamei Wang contributed to the study concept and design. Sujith Ramachandran contributed to the collection of the data. Sujith Ramachandran, Yiqiao Zhang, Irene Nsiah, and Kaustuv Bhattacharya contributed to the data analysis. Sujith Ramachandran, Setareh A. Williams, Richard J. Weiss, Yamei Wang, Yiqiao Zhang, and Irene Nsiah contributed to interpretation of data. Sujith Ramachandran and Yiqiao Zhang wrote the initial draft of the manuscript and all authors reviewed and provided comments. All authors approved of the final draft for submission and agree to be responsible for the content of this work.
Medical Writing/Editorial Assistance
Writing/Editorial support (Sarah Hummasti, PhD) and graphic services were provided by AOIC, LLC, and were funded by Radius Health, Inc.
Sujith Ramachandran, Yiqiao Zhang, Irene Nsiah, and Kaustuv Bhattacharya report that they or their institution has received research funding from Radius Health, Inc. in relation to this work. Sujith Ramachandran reports research funding from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse outside of this work. Setareh A. Williams, and Yamei Wang are employees and shareholders of Radius Health, Inc. Richard J. Weiss is a former employee and shareholder in Radius Health, Inc.
Compliance with Ethics Guidelines
The study was approved by the University of Mississippi’s Institutional Review Board (IRB protocol#20x-19) and the use of the data for this project was covered by a data use agreement with the centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (DUA#RSCH-2019-54123). The data used in this study are fully de-identified and HIPAA compliant, and therefore consent to participate and publish does not apply. Given the retrospective nature of the study design and the de-identified data, full review of the study procedures was conducted at the IRB, and a waiver of informed consent for participation and publication was approved. All study procedures were conducted as per the ethical principles in the Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research.
Data underlying this study are available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services upon request.
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