side effects of Fosamax may include Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Fosamax Side Effects. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked, according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to the FDA analysis published on May 9th, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine, bone-strengthening drugs such as Fosamax may have little long-term benefit. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck and approved by the FDA in 1995, is a drug developed to treat osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases.
On February 27th, 2012, a jury trial began in the Superior Court for Atlantic County, New Jersey in In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282). Plaintiffs allege that using Fosamax caused them to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). ONJ is a rare bone disease that can cause the patient's jaw bone to deteriorate and die. To repair jaw bone damage, a painful surgery is required to remove dying bone tissue. Approximately 2,400 patients have reported ONJ since 2001.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Fosamax severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Fosamax remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In December 2007, the connection discovered between the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates, including Fosamax, and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, revealing that the side effects of Fosamax may include ONJ. In January 2011, the FDA issued a warning noting that bisphosphonates (incl. Fosamax) have been linked to atypical femur fractures.
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