Fosamax Side Effects Make Drug a Poor Choice for Women with Osteopenia, According to Consumer Reports

Fosamax femur fractures, along with the risk for other Fosamax side effects, leads to a Consumer Reports’ recommendation that the drug not be used by women with osteopenia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

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Consumer Reports’ is to be commended for its clear recommendation against the use of Fosamax for women with osteopenia. Given the mounting evidence linking Fosamax to femur fractures and other serious side effects, this is wise advice.

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

A recently-published “Ask the Pharmacist” column on Consumer Reports’ website has advised that women with osteopenia avoid taking Fosamax because of its association with femur fractures and other Fosamax side effects, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. In addition to Fosamax femur fractures, other potential side effects include jawbone damage, ulcers in the stomach and esophagus, eye inflammation, and severe, incapacitating muscle, bone, and joint pain, according to Consumer Reports. The column further points out that an analysis from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released earlier this year found little evidence to support the notion that drugs like Fosamax provide any benefits for women with osteopenia.*

“Consumer Reports’ is to be commended for its clear recommendation against the use of Fosamax for women with osteopenia,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm that represents victims of defective drugs and medical devices. “Given the mounting evidence linking Fosamax to femur fractures and other serious side effects, this is wise advice.”

Fosamax Side Effect Lawsuits
Fosamax is an oral bisphosphonate used to prevent fractures in people who have bone weakening diseases like osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that people taking Fosamax and other bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at risk of suffering atypical femur fractures.** Just this past May, an FDA-commissioned analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there was little benefit in taking Fosamax and similar drugs for longer than five years. The report cited serious Fosamax side effects, including femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ, or dead jaw syndrome).***

Fosamax side effect lawsuits are currently pending in a Mass Tort proceeding in In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282 N.J. Super. Ct.), which is currently underway in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County. The Fosamax side effect lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured as a result of taking Fosamax. If you suffered a femur fracture or some other Fosamax side effect, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. A wealth of information regarding Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits and other Fosamax side effects is available by visiting our website. To arrange for a free case review, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414.

*news.consumerreports.org/health/2012/09/should-women-with-pre-osteoporosis-take-fosamax-or-related-drugs.html
**.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm229171.htm
*** nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1202619

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