Can you sue Fosamax?

Can you sue Fosamax?

Can you sue Fosamax?

USA: Supreme court allows class-action lawsuit against osteoporosis drug maker Merck over alleged injuriesn related to use of Fosamax. The medication has been prescribed to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women since 1995. Some women have broken their femurs while using the bone-strengthening drug.

When was the class action against Fosamax?

In May 2014, a New Jersey federal judge tossed several Fosamax lawsuits filed by people who were injured by generic versions of the drug.

Is osteonecrosis of the jaw curable?

It causes severe and persistent inflammation leading to loss of bone from the jaw and has no effective prevention or cure. The risk, though small, deters people from taking drugs needed to fight bone cancer or prevent fractures due to loss of bone density.

What are the alternatives to Fosamax?

Alternatives for osteoporosis

  • risedronate (Actonel)
  • ibandronate (Boniva)
  • zoledronic acid (Reclast)
  • raloxifene (Evista)
  • denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva)
  • teriparatide (Forteo)
  • abaloparatide (Tymlos)

What are the dangers of taking Fosamax?

Abdominal pain, bone muscle or joint pain, dyspepsia, hair loss, itch, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, dizziness, headache, vertigo, and swelling of the ankles or feet are the most common side effects. Fosamax, like other bisphosphonates, may cause irritation of the esophagus and stomach.

Is Actonel better than Fosamax?

The result: After a year of treatment, women taking Actonel had 43% fewer hip fractures and 18% fewer non-spine fractures than women taking Fosamax. “This adds to the suggestion from clinical trials that Actonel works faster than Fosamax,” Watts tells WebMD.

Is Fosamax bad for your teeth?

Nevertheless, Sedghizadeh notes that USC now warns all dental patients taking Fosamax and other bisphosphonates that “you may be at risk of developing osteonecrosis (bone death) of the jaw, and certain dental treatments may increase that risk.”