From the 1Division of Midlife, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA; 2East Bay Physicians Medical Group, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Berkeley, CA; 3Columbus Center for Women’s Health Research, Columbus, OH; and 4Depomed Inc, Newark, CA.
Received May 31, 2013; revised and accepted August 1, 2013.
Clinical trial registration: NCT01080300 (www.clinicaltrials.gov).
Funding/support: This study was funded by Depomed Inc.
Financial disclosure/conflicts of interest: J.V.P. has served as a consultant (fees to the University of Virginia) for Pfizer, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Depomed, and Shionogi; received grants/research support (fees to the University of Virginia) from Depomed, Bionova, and Endoceutics; and received travel funds from Pfizer, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Shionogi, and Depomed. R.K. has served as a consultant and advisory board member for Merck, Pfizer, Amgen, Noven, Novo Nordisk, Depomed, and Shionogi; has received research support and travel support from Depomed; has served on the speakers bureaus of Novo Nordisk, Noven, Novogyne, and Shionogi; is a member of the scientific advisory boards of the American Bone Health, The North American Menopause Society (through October 2012), and the American Orthopedics Association—Own the Bone; and has provided legal consulting for Merck and Warner Chilcott. D.P. has served as a consultant to Noven, Meda, and Teva; has received research grants from Noven, Depomed, Teva, Pfizer, and Bayer (paid to Columbus Center for Women’s Health Research); and has served on the speakers bureaus of Noven, Teva, and Warner Chilcott. M.S. and R.S. are employees of Depomed Inc and are shareholders in the company.
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