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Millions of Americans are prescribed Fosamax® to help improve their bone density and treat the onset of osteoporosis. However, evidence suggests that Fosamax® and its generic equivalent (alendronate), may be doing more harm than good. Our lawyers are experienced in Fosamax® lawsuits.

Fosamax® linked to femur (thigh-bone) fractures

Originally approved in mid 1990s, Fosamax® is manufactured by Merck & Co, Inc. and belongs to a family of drugs know as bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates are routinely prescribed to post-menopausal women and other individuals who are known to be at a high-risk of bone density deterioration.

In 2008, the results of an observational study, published in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, linked Fosamax® to a distinct type of fracture in the femur. The study of some 70 patients experiencing low-energy femur fractures (which occur when someone falls from a standing height or less) revealed that these patients all suffered a similar and distinct straight-line fracture of their femur. Furthermore, of the patients studied, more than a third had been taking Fosamax® for an average of five years or more.

Prolonged use of Fosamax® puts women at higher risk

Since the findings of that 2008 study, it would appear that orthopedic doctors and specialists are continuing to see more and more of these unusual fractures among long-term users of Fosamax®, particularly women. In February 2011, the results of a Canadian study, published in the online edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that women who had been on bisphosphonates such as Fosamax® for more than five years, had nearly three times higher risk of these unusual fractures than those with only transient exposure to the drugs.

Fosamax® and osteonecrosis of the jaw (aka ONJ, or dead jaw)

In addition to causing potential femur fractures, prolonged use of Fosamax® and other bisphosphonates have also been linked to a rare condition that involves the loss, or breakdown, of the jaw bone called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) or dead jaw. In 2005 the FDA requested that Merck and all other bisphosphonate manufacturers revise the Fosamax® warning label to include a warning that their drugs may be related to the onset of ONJ. Subsequent studies now suggested that Fosamax® and other bisphoshonates might also lead to a breakdown and deterioration of bone tissue in the knee and shoulder joints.

FDA safety warnings about Fosamax®

At the present time, FDA has not issued a nationwide recall of Fosamax® or any of its generic equivalents and the drugs still remains commercially available.  However, the FDA has issued numerous other warnings and consumer safety communications regarding bisphosphonates.

Act now. You may be entitled to money damages.

If you or someone you know has suffered a painful or sudden fracture after taking Fosamax®, our award-winning Fosamax® Litigation Lawyers may be able to help. We will be happy to review your records to determine whether you have a viable case against Merck & Co., Inc., or any other manufacturer.

We work on a percentage fee basis. It costs our clients nothing out-of-pocket to move forward with their claim, as our fees are based on any settlement recovered.

Contact us today with your Wyoming Fosamax® Lawsuit questions. For a free consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers, call us at 307-527-7891 or email us.

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