The FDA's failure to implement heightened standards for prescription use of Fosamax
has blossomed into a growing concern for doctors, who say thousands of osteoporosis patients continue to be exposed to risks
All participants in FLEX had received Fosamax
during a previous five-year study that compared Fosamax
announced today the firm is now accepting cases on behalf of individuals who used the osteoporosis medication Fosamax
and later suffered a femur (hip/thigh) fracture.
So Merck created a nonprofit organization called the Bone Measurement Institute with one sole employee: The marketer they hired to increase Fosamax
It was the company's first of more than 900 product liability lawsuits involving bone-density drug Fosamax
to make it to trial.
and similar drugs poison osteoclasts, permanently killing them--so the normal bone breakdown and repair process is interfered with
Could my hypothyroidism plus the Fosamax
be contributing to my high cholesterol?
The litigation packet, developed with the help of AAJ members, summarizes emerging litigation concerning the link between osteonecrosis of the jaw and the use of Fosamax
is the name under which the drug alendronate is marketed by the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.
(R) is a registered trademark of Merck & Co.
Merck, which also makes Zocor for high cholesterol and the osteoporosis treatment Fosamax
, reported net income of $1.
obtained manufacturing approval for Fosamax
Plus D - generic name: aledronate sodium - on July 26.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FOSAMAX
PLUS D (alendronate sodium/cholecalciferol), a single once-weekly tablet containing 70 mg FOSAMAX
[R] (alendronate sodium) and 2800 IU vitamin D3, representing seven days worth of 400 IU of vitamin D.
, a drug prescribed to prevent osteoporosis (hence preventing hip fractures) does somewhat as advertised and increases the density of the outside of women's bones, but it is relatively ineffective at preventing hip fractures: women "taking the drugs decreased their risk of hip fracture from 0.
I have osteoporosis and have been taking Fosamax
for about 16 months.