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Merck slapped with $285,000 verdict over faulty Fosamax osteoporosis drug

8/8/2013 - Drug maker Merck & Co., creator of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, has been ordered to pay $285,000 to a New York woman for injuries resulting from its osteoporosis drug, Fosamax. The U.S. District Court in Manhattan ruled that Merck failed to warn the woman about the potential side...

Fosamax osteoporosis drug linked to sudden hip fractures

8/6/2010 - A growing body of evidence suggests that a popular family of osteoporosis drugs may actually lead the weakening of bones, increasing the risk of fractures. Use of bisphosphonates such as Merck's Fosamax for more than five years may predispose women to break their femurs (thigh bones), yet neither...

Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax Doubles Risk of Life-Threatening Heart Condition

10/16/2008 - The widely prescribed osteoporosis drug Fosamax (generic name alendronate) appears to double women's risk of developing a chronic irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the Archives of Internal...

Fosamax and Reclast Linked to Risk for Serious Atrial Fibrillation

12/26/2007 - On October 1, 2007 the FDA announced plans to review the safety of bisphosphonate drugs used to treat osteoporosis in light of two studies published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine. * Researchers found that the bisphosphonate Reclast™ caused "significant increase in the risk...

Baltimore Law Firm to Assess Legal Merits of Fosamax Litigation (press release)

11/22/2006 - Baltimore-based personal injury law firm Ingerman & Horwitz LLP has recently published information on its website as related to Fosamax, a Merck drug approved for those suffering with Osteoporosis. The law firm claims it has received inquiries from citizens regarding possible side effects related...

Fosamax Side Effects May Include 'Dead Jaw' (press release)

11/20/2006 - One of the most-prescribed drugs in America, a bisphosphonate manufactured by Merck called Fosamax is now facing growing concerns about side effects including osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Often referred to as 'Dead Jaw', ONJ is a rare syndrome where the jaw bone tissue dies. This Fosamax side effect...

Fosamax Dangers: More Trouble for Merck (press release)

8/2/2006 - Fosamax, the popular osteoporosis drug made by Merck, has now been linked to a condition called osteonecrosis according to findings published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This rare disease causes a patient’s jawbone to rot and die. Merck also makes Vioxx, which was pulled off the...

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