Fosamax (Alendronate) Femur Fracture
FOSAMAX® (manufactured by Merck) and similar drugs known as bisphosphonates prescribed by physicians to women in order to treat bone weakness and osteoarthritis have been linked to dangerous health conditions. In addition to a recent report on ABC News, a 2009 study in The Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (UK) noted an increased incidence of fractures in patients who were taking the medication. Another study in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma found an association between Fosamax and fractures in the femur resulting from atypical injuries.
Some experts believe the medication’s intended purpose of shutting down bone reproduction may cause the bones to become brittle with extended use.
The FDA is currently reviewing the association between Fosamax and similar drugs - Actonel, Boniva, and Reclast - and these fractures in some patients are used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, could be causing a specific type of femur fracture in some patients.
Women who have experienced femur (thigh) bone fractures while taking Fosamax may have a claim for money damages.
For more information or to determine if you have a claim, please contact Fosamax Femur fracture attorney Mike Sudekum.