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With more than a million people residing in the two states, residents of Kentucky and Tennessee are exposed to a multitude of potential accidents. Freeways, highways, and city streets pose a daily threat to residents. As the traffic grows so do the number of motor vehicle accidents.
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Merck’s Fosamax® is an oral drug used in the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. It is also used to increase bone density in men with osteoporosis; in the treatment of Paget's disease; bone pain caused by some types of cancer; in the management of certain cancers―such as lung, breast, prostate, and multiple myeloma, where cancer has metastasized to the bone. The FDA has issued a report stating there are serious risks associated with Fosamax®.
Adverse Fosamax® Side Effects
The following adverse effects have been associated with Fosamax® use:
|• Spontaneous fracture of the femur fracture||• Other bone fracture||• Joint problems||• Osteonecrosis – hardening of the jaw|
|• Ulcers when taken with other medications||• Severe musculoskeletal pain|
The FDA concluded that Merck, the makers of Fosamax, would be required to change their medical warnings stating the newly discovered risks associated with taking Fosamax.
Several published studies since 2008 have associated Fosamax with a rare type of spontaneous leg break that occurs as a result of a fall from standing height or less. The first study appeared in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, where a pattern of atypical thigh bone breaks was noted, and it was 98% specific to Fosamax.
In 2009, another article was published by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research found that 291 of 310 patients studied with abnormal femur fractures were taking Fosamax or another type of bisphosphonate.
Lastly, the researchers at the University of Maryland published an article, which concluded that older women taking drugs like Fosamax for more than five years were 2.74 times more likely to suffer a fracture of the femoral shaft than women of the same age who took the drug for less than 100 days.
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If you or someone you know has been affected by a drug injury, Hughes & Coleman wants to help. We help people nationwide get the compensation they deserve. Call 800-800-5200 or fill out a free consultation form today.