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Did Merck Know About Fosamax Fracture Risk?

Did Merck Know About Fosamax Fracture Risk? April 10, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
New York, NY Merck may have buried data on Fosamax fracture risk, according to media reports of the second Fosamax (Alendronate) lawsuit currently before the courts. According to a report by Bloomberg.com, Paul Pennock, the attorney representing Bernadette Glynn, Merck knew there was a risk of bone brittleness and an increased fracture risk with the osteoporosis drug five years before it was made available to the public.
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Consumer Reports Concerned About Bisphosphonate Drugs

Consumer Reports Concerned About Bisphosphonate Drugs December 15, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Yonkers, NY The iconic consumer magazine, Consumer Reports has long been known for compiling the best buys in terms of electronics, automotives and other consumer goods. Lately Consumers Union, which publishes the bastion of consumer advocacy, has been setting its sights on pharmaceutical drugs and medical products. And Consumer Reports has let it be known that it's not happy with bisphosphonate side effects.
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Bisphosphonate Lawsuit Results in $10 Million Award

Bisphosphonate Lawsuit Results in $10 Million Award November 23, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Central Islip, NY Although much focus on bisphosphonate side effects has been on Fosamax, bisphosphonate lawsuits have been filed regarding other medications, including Zometa. One such bisphosphonate osteonecrosis lawsuit recently resulted in an award for the plaintiff, according to reports.
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A Fosamax Femur Fracture After Just Three Years

A Fosamax Femur Fracture After Just Three Years November 16, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Two recent published articles in medical journals add continued focus on Fosamax side effects and other bisphosphonates and their relationship to brittle bones. The concern is a Catch 22, in that bisphosphonates are supposed to ward against brittle bones for patients suffering from osteoporosis. However, it has been determined that the usefulness and benefits of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates wanes following five years of continuous treatment. Further use of bisphosphonates beyond five years, for some patients, can be damaging to their health.
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The Catch 22 Associated With Bisphosphonate Drugs

The Catch 22 Associated With Bisphosphonate Drugs October 31, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA The Harvard name is synonymous with expert analysis and considered opinion on the latest data. That said, Harvard Women's Health Watch this past summer weighed in on bisphosphonates side effects, and in spite of compelling evidence that bisphosphonates work in lessening the effects of osteoporosis, the drug's rare capacity to actually foster fractures of the femur (thigh bone) and trigger osteonecrosis of the jaw continues to be a source of concern amongst patients and their doctors.
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LawyersandSettlements.com Alerts Public of Dangers of Popular Bone Loss Drugs including Fosamax

LawyersandSettlements.com Alerts Public of Dangers of Popular Bone Loss Drugs including Fosamax May 2, 2012. By LAS Staff Writer.

With a steadily aging population, there has never been a greater focus on bone health and osteoporosis prevention. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation(OPF), 10 million Americans currently suffer from brittle bones, with another 34 million exhibiting signs of low bone density. Women represent 80 percent of those affected, and nearly a quarter of individuals who break a hip do not survive beyond a year following their hip fracture. Given such statistics, osteoporosis prevention drugs, like Fosamax, have become increasingly popular, at the risk of potentially greater prevalence of Fosamax side effects.

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More Fosamax Lawsuits Filed, despite Defendant Victories

More Fosamax Lawsuits Filed, despite Defendant Victories October 26, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
St. Louis, MO More Fosamax side effects lawsuits have been filed, despite multiple findings for the defendants in Fosamax fractures lawsuits. Lawsuits have been filed against the maker of Fosamax, alleging serious side effects such as Fosamax dead jaw and Fosamax femur fractures.
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FDA Panels Advise Label Clarification to Prevent Fosamax Side Effects

FDA Panels Advise Label Clarification to Prevent Fosamax Side Effects September 19, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC Two advisory panels to the US Food and Drug Administration recently recommended that in order to prevent more instances of dangerous Fosamax side effects, the label for the drug and other similar medications should become more clear.
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The Case for a Fosamax Holiday

The Case for a Fosamax Holiday September 14, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may resemble a slow-moving juggernaut when it comes to addressing concerns over existing medications. However, once the agency gets around to identifying a concern and calls in a review panel for a second opinion, the FDA shows its nerdy side and produces a plethora of data for their expert panelists to chew on. Case in point is the 45 pages of data tagging the suspicions and concerns surrounding oral bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax), and the Fosamax side effects that often ensue.
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